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rx3600 W2k3 will not recognize any hard drives

 
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Andy Wolgamott_1
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rx3600 W2k3 will not recognize any hard drives

I have a rx3600 with HPUX on it currently, but want W2k3 instead (or does anyone know if you can dual boot??). I ran the smart setup CD and it created the partition. However, during the windows install, it says it cannot find a hard drive. I have the 146gb SAS drives. Do I need to prep something in EFI first?
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Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: rx3600 W2k3 will not recognize any hard drives

Do you know what type of SAS controller is installed in the server?

If you have PCI-X 8 port Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) host bus adapter which is supported with HPUX but not supported with Windows.

PCI-Express 8-port Smart Array (P400) Serial Attached SCSI Controller is supported with both HPUX and Windows.
Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: rx3600 W2k3 will not recognize any hard drives

Wanted to add a link to rx3600 Quickspecs available at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12595_div/12595_div.HTML
Andy Wolgamott_1
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Re: rx3600 W2k3 will not recognize any hard drives

Sameer, unfortunately, you are right, I have the SAS controller. Many thanks!
Torsten.
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Re: rx3600 W2k3 will not recognize any hard drives

In general you can set up a "dual boot" (each OS on a separate disk).

Your workaround could be this:
install and configure Integrity Virtual Machines (test version available).

Doing this you can run HP-UX and Win at the same time on your system as guests.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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