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Hi, I have a Xserve G5 here with 2 drives (500GB) and a Fibre Channel card. Whenever I try to install Leopard on this machine, first of all it takes *forever* to boot up from the DVD to the Language selection screen. Then, even if I don't create any RAID sets in Disk Utility and just Erase the first drive, exit Disk Utility and try to install on it, the installer fails just after the first few screens. It asks me which drive to install it on, etc and then just when it starts the installation, it quits. At this point all the options in the menus are grayed out, except the "Mac OSX Installer" menu with the "Quit Mac OSX installer" option, which does help, and I have to force the machine to shutdown and restart it. I have also noticed that creating RAID sets with Disk Utility is difficult. It would keep giving me errors like "Could not remount disk disk1" and "Could not add a RAID disk to a RAID (-9976)". Sometimes if I do it again it seems to work. Suspecting that Disk Utility is very buggy, I tried doing everything using diskutil, and had some more success with that using "eraseDisk, partitionDisk, and createRAID". It has no problems erasing or partitioning the disks, but creating the RAID set sometimes fails with the same errors ("Could not remount", "Could not add a RAID disk to a RAID"), etc. Unmounting and remount /Volumes and repeating the command seems to have worked though. Any thoughts? I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I haven't found any previous reference to the Xserve G5 and RAID/Disk Utility problems. I apologize if it in fact has been discussed previously. _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Macos-x-server mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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