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Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

qvcc
Advisor

Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

Trying to install Windows Server 2008 RC1 on a Proliant DL-385.

Even though the installation sees the Disk, it fails to install indicating the it does not detect a "valid system volume".

I've loaded the P400 array drivers from a USB device.

I have not tried a Smart Start install yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
5 REPLIES
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

You need to do it with a Smart Start!!

I had to same probleme and it only work with a smart start.

Dan

PS:don't ferget to apply you're points
qvcc
Advisor

Re: Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

Thanks. I have the smartstart 7.91 CD.

What options should I select when I use smartstart? it only show 2003 x64 but not 2008.

thanks
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

May be if you go to install windows server 2003 and then do on upgrade to windows Server 2008.

Dan
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

May be if you go to install windows server 2003 and then do on upgrade to windows Server 2008.

Dan

DOnt' ferget POINTS
qvcc
Advisor

Re: Windows Server 2008 RC1 installation failed

Smartstart apparently is not supported for installing Server 2008.

I found a document indicating that a manual installation is the only supported method.

Is there anyone else out there that might this same issue?