telnet into the Xtraios and issue the following command.
/ # parted
GNU Parted 2.3
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
Once logged into parted, we need to make sure the proper drive is selected
Model: ATA SILICON POWER (scsi)
Disk /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 8143MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 8225kB 7995MB 7987MB primary
2 7995MB 8135MB 140MB primary
As you can see the info above related to my 8GB HDD, which is formatted into two partitions.
On your box you should only see a single partition of size 7MB which is the root of all evil ;)
Lets try removing that partition (you should only see one partition with the number one).
there should be no other partitions, let "parted" do its magic, now lets quit
back to the prompt.
Turn off the box with the remote then flip the back power switch off and back on.
Now lets see if you can get the Xtraios to format the drive.
Now if you execute the set of commands in my very first port (cat /proc/partitions .. etc) and see how the output differs.
Let me know how it goes ..