Re: No Boot Device Available...not the "typical" error! HELP!
First of all, which do you want on the thing, Vista or XP?
Second, if you want XP, most likely you didn't install the Sata drivers for the OS disk from a floppy (must be downloaded in advance), and you should do that at the F6 prompt.
Third, do you have your boot order set to:
CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd
Sata Boot Drive - 3rd
Fourth, do you have your boot order initially set the Boot Device Priority setting under the hard drive area to have the Sata you are using to boot as the first in boot order?
Fifth, clear up the raid issue for us, do you plan on using raid, or do you not. If not, then you must turn off the Raid controller in the Bios.
These are some common must-do things before we get too far with this.