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rx6600 windows 2003 Installation failed

Super Advisor

rx6600 windows 2003 Installation failed

Hi All,

Iam unable to install windows 2003 on rx6600. I did try with GUI mode and hyper mode every time the server boot with.

*smart setup cd
*offline diagonistic
*Windows 2003 media
*After entering password
*for keyboard,mouse click OK
*F8 to agree at this system got hang and installation failed.

About Novesa:
*go to EFI and fs1 or fs0 ,
*But unable to find "\MSUtil> nvrboot NVRBOOT"

Need expert help to solve this issue.


T(ogether) E(very one) A(chive) M(ore)
Super Advisor

Re: rx6600 windows 2003 Installation failed

Any valuable input from respectable community will be appreciated .......

T(ogether) E(very one) A(chive) M(ore)
Honored Contributor

Re: rx6600 windows 2003 Installation failed

First, you don't state what configuration your system is in. Do you even have hardware supported by Windows 2003?

See this thread:

Second, you don't state the Version of Windows 2003 you're trying to install; SBS, Enterprise or ? Does your media support Integrity?

Did you look in the Windows 2003 Integrity Installation Guide?

Are you trying to install this on a local disk, Smart Array or SAN?

Do you have just the target boot attached as recommended in the release notes?

We could guess all day long, but unless you are specific you won't get accurate answers or results.

Since it can't find the boot disk maybe you have to manually edit the boot list?

Example SAN boot page 25:

Here's other Manuals that may help:


kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: rx6600 windows 2003 Installation failed


when the EFI partition gets created, the nvrboo.efi file gets copied into the \MSUtil folder.

the x in fsx: is mostly 0 but can be another number, depends on H/W configuration and if a cd is loaded etc etc.

Can you do a 'ls' command when you are on fs0: (or fs1:) . You should see a folder structure simmilar to this:

fs0:\> ls
Directory of: fs0:\

10/26/06 08:40p 1,024 EFI
10/26/06 08:40p 1,024 MSUtil
02/04/08 02:58p 127 fail_file.txt
03/05/10 09:08a 2,314

Move to the MSUtil folder (assuming you find it first on fs0: or fs1:, fs2: ...
If you do not see this nvram.efi file perform the command 'attrib *' when you are in the MSUtil folder and that should show what files are eventually hidden and not shown by a 'ls' command.

fs0:\MSUtil> ls
Directory of: fs0:\MSUtil

02/04/08 02:57p 1,024 .
02/04/08 02:57p 0 ..
03/26/05 12:00a r 158,720 nvrboot.efi
1 File(s) 158,720 bytes
2 Dir(s)

fs0:\MSUtil> attrib *
A R fs0:\MSUtil\nvrboot.efi

As you can see, in my case the 'ls' command does show the nvrboot.efi file, so it is not hidden.
If, in your case the file nvrboot.efi shows up as hidden, then remove the Hidden attribute using the command 'attrib -h' command, see more detail with the 'help attrib' command.

It is best to disconnect fibre cables (or disable SAN switch ports) while installing a new OS or booting the SmartSetup CD.

Hope this helps