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Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

 
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

HI!

I ve downloaded Smart Setup CD 4.5 ISO Image file from HP. Then followed instructions from
http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-3698/5991-3698.pdf how to install Windows 2003 ...

1) Put Smart Setup CD
2) Select Express Install
3) Specify ESP + HPSP + MSR
4) Install Drive explorer utility
5) Put Windows installation CD
6) CANNOT FIND ANY DISK TO INSTALL TO????
7) F3 Quit Setup

and everything starts all over again :((

I tried with F6 to select RAID controller but dont have floppy of course ...
I got 4 proccessors and 12GB RAM with 6 SCSI DIsks each 74GB

Any ideas how to install W2K3 Ent. Ed. on this rx3600 machine?

Brgds,
Sergej
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Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Yes i have Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 SP1 CD
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Go to efi shell

blkx: (depends on your system)
execute setupldr
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

...and then what?
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Hi!
You obviously didn't understand me well ...

I can manage to boot Windows 2003 after Smart Setup CD ...but after it copies all required files from CD after a while it prompts me to select on which disk to install it ...but none of 6 disks are shown ... after i press S "specify device" nothing is shown accept some DELL's raid controllers which are unusable for my issue ...

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Hi,

the manual says:

If the server is using Microsoft® Windows®, continue as follows:
1. Load the controller driver from EBSU on the Smart Setup media. (To load
the driver, select Load OEM Boot Drivers at the appropriate point in
EBSU. For more information about Smart Setup, refer to the HP Smart Setup
Guide on the Smart Setup media.)
2. Run Express Setup.
3. When you have finished installing the operating system as directed during
the Express Setup procedure, remove the operating system CD and insert the
Smart Setup media.
4. Install the Integrity Support Pack ("Installing device drivers and
Management Agents" on page 19).
Controller installation is complete.
...

You probably need to configure the array.
See the manual on the smart setup cd:

your_cd_drive:\contents\doc\en_us\sap600.pdf

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Hi there!

I tried all you suggested ... but unsuccessful ...

I figured out that i might have missing the efi driver for my LSI LOGIC SAS3080X-HP

But i cannot find efi drivers and instructions for installing drivers on EFI ...

Can someone help me with useful advice were i can download drivers and installation instructions for SAS3080X-HP ?

Brgds,
Sergej
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

HI!
I ftp-ed ipfsas.efi driver to EFI ...
THen:
load ipfsas.efi

Succedd ... but i cannot still "see" available SAS on SMartCD to configure it :((

ANy ideas?

Brgds,
Sergej
c0olguy
Occasional Visitor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Hi,
I tried this when I installed Windows 2003 Ent Ed IA64 on rx4640. Might work for you also. Create the partitions first using diskpart.


3 partitions needed for Windows
a. EFI System Partition (Fat Format)
b. Microsoft Reserved Partition -windows diagnostics
c. Standard partition for the OS (NTFS format)


1. Insert Win 2003 Ent Ed (64bit)
2. Choose EFI from Boot Option
3. At the Shell> prompt, change to the file system on the CD-ROM.
Ex: fs0:
4.Type setupldr from the fs0:> prompt to boot the installation program

"always look at the bright side of life"
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Jeff, if i select to boot from CD did autoboot run setupldr itself? Why would i want to go to efi and "manualy" run setupldr? IS there a difference?

Brgds,
Sergej
c0olguy
Occasional Visitor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

In my case, I dont have the Smart Setup CD which you have so I just used the setupldr to boot from the cd. You just have to prepare the partitions first. I used diskpart to do so.

Regards,
--jeff
"always look at the bright side of life"
Dave Hutton
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

I know you're talking windows. But even HPUX doesn't know how to use those SAS drives unless you are using the Sept 2006 or newer media.

My guess is maybe theres newer media (Not windows) but has the drivers?
Dave Hutton
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

There is a newer version 4.6:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software8/COL8695/ux-22935-6/SmartSetup-4.6.10.iso

Maybe that'll have the right driver.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

From "What's new" section of the current 4.61 SmartSetup:

"PCI-Express support for rx2660, rx3600, and rx6600 servers, including support on the following new PCI-Express devices:
Smart Array P400 core I/O SAS controller
Smart Array P800 SAS controller (AD355A)"

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Stefan Stechemesser
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Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

Hi Sergej,

it seems that you have the wrong Core I/O option for your rx3600.

The SAS HBA Core I/O card "SAS3080X-HP" is not supported by Microsoft Windows.
You should have ordered the P600 Smartarray SAS Raid card (if you have a PCI-X IO backplane) or the P400 Smartarray SAS Raid card (if you have a PCI-Express IO backplane).
Either P400 or P600 Core I/O is mandatory if you want to install Windows on the internal SAS disks.
Here is a quick support matrix:

SAS HBA - HPUX, OpenVMS, (Linux, not sure)
P400 PCIe SAS Raid adapter - All OS (PCIe backplane needed)
P600 PCIX SAS Raid adapter - Windows, Linux (at the moment)

I hope this helps, best regards

Stefan
Sergej_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Cannot install Windows 2003 Ent. Ed. IA64 on RX3600 Integrity machine

I will try it next time when i am back in the office.

'till then, stay cool :)

Brgds,
Sergej