Hi all I hope someone can help me with this. The posts in the forum on similar topics didn't help me at all. I just move aprox. 280GB's worth of data to a new server, which has 3x250GB HDD's in. The 4th drive had a problem and was sent back to supplier, so I would have added it later. Anyway, this morning we had a power failure (UPS also faulty ), and now the server doesn't start-up. It seems like /dev/md1 is fine, but /dev/md2 isn't. Here's the output that I can currently see on the monitor: Booting from the CD, and specifying "sme rescue" wasn't very helpful, as it tells me there's no installation found. So, I can't even try and rebuild a failed RAID: http://wiki.contribs.org/Raid#Raid_Notes I have booted up with System rescue CD, and found some interesting info: One thing which I don't understand though, is that it detects all 3 HDD's as sdX, even though I have 1x IDE & 2x SATA HDD's in the server. Can someone please give me some pointers on this?