We're running OS X 10.3.9 on a mix of G4 and G5 XServes, each with a single
boot drive in the far left bay and 2 - 3 individual (non-RAIDed) data
drives. I've noticed that if the Startup Disk setting is lost and the XServe
restarted, it will hang at the "smiley/? folder" until the enclosure lock is
disengaged, at which point it will start up normally. The XServe user's
manual notes that the enclosure lock disables external boot devices but I
haven't found any reference to it also disabling auto-scanning for internal
boot drives. Is this a known "security feature" or a bug?
I'm currently doing the usual troubleshooting steps to determine why the
startup disk setting is being repeatedly lost on one XServe (zapping PRAM,
etc.), but any additional ideas on this issue would be appreciated as well.
This XServe is a G5 and has a fibre connection to an XServe RAID.
What does bless say is the boot configuration?
Is your boot disk the default drive in the XServe?
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