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proliant 2500
Occasional Advisor

2500 or 1600

I have the above servers how can I install windows 2003 std? The systems are wiped out and I'm using smartstart 5.0 and selecting other OS. Apparently it is looking for a diskette?
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Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: 2500 or 1600

Hi,

Start with manualinstallation
get drivers from
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1126.html#31

then after standard installation.
Install PSP for windows 2003 that will do.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
proliant 2500
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

after going into the bios setup (f10) I selected other as operating system and it is looking for a diskette. what am I doing wrong
proliant 2500
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

I'm unable to do a manual install. The system is looking for diskettes when I select other operating system
DangKhoa
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

Hello,

You might want to create a 0 byte spd.ini file in a diskette for the profile diskette. For more info , have a look here

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_EA010716_CW01
proliant 2500
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

I'll give that a try
proliant 2500
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

Do I use the Smart Start CD's or Windows Server cd with this diskette?
proliant 2500
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

That still hasn't worked any suggestions?
YairLevi80
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2500 or 1600

Hi proliant 2500,
I think the problem is that you choose "other" as your OS. You should choose "Windows 2000 Server"

You should do the following:

Download the SmartStart CD.
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22678.html

Erase the system, and then install using smartstart 5.5 (choose custom installation and windows 2000 server. This prepares the system for windows 2000 with the F10 tools).

In the end of this process you just boot the server from windows 2003 cd and install the OS on the first available partition. (don't touche the EISA partition)