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DL140 G3 no Floppy

Jacky Yeung
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DL140 G3 no Floppy

I want to install RHEL 4 , but my box did not have the floppy drive so how can I load the Embedded SATA Raid Controller Driver by using linux dd ?

Driver I can get it from web is just for floppy ......... How come HP is so stupid that providing a driver by floppy disk but the machine did not have built-in floppy drive ?
Esteemed Contributor

Re: DL140 G3 no Floppy

Hi Jacky,

Usually the Proliant 100 series servers do not go with the FDD.

You can use the external FDD:
DC141B - USB 1.44-MB External Diskette Drive
DC361B - USB Floppy Drive

An Alternate resolution is to use nLite Software.
nLite Deployment Tool for Unattended Windows - Remove components, integrate hotfixes, drivers and themes. Tweaks, patches...

Information about nLite could be obtained here:

it can be downloaded from here:

Hope this works!!!!!


Re: DL140 G3 no Floppy

You can also try this

This fix will add support for USB floppy disks in the text mode portion of Windows Setup, and allow you to load F6 drivers.
This fix should work on Windows 2000 and up.
Unfortunately we could not try it in lab due to some lack of resources, however it has worked for the customer that I have spoken to.

Here Goes the Fix:
Create your Storage device driver disk and open textsetup.oem
Add the following lines to the bottom of [HardwareIds.scsi.(device name)]
If this section does not exist you must create it!
If your USB floppy drive still does not work, look for the hardware ID in the floppy drive driver's .inf file, and make sure any legacy floppy drives are disabled in the bios.
Code that has to be added is as follows:

id = "USB\VID_03F0&PID_2001", "usbstor" #--HP
id = "USB\VID_054C&PID_002C", "usbstor" #--Sony
id = "USB\VID_057B&PID_0001", "usbstor" #--Y-E Data
id = "USB\VID_0409&PID_0040", "usbstor" #--NEC
id = "USB\VID_0424&PID_0FDC", "usbstor" #--SMSC
id = "USB\VID_08BD&PID_1100", "usbstor" #--Iomega
id = "USB\VID_055D&PID_2020", "usbstor" #--Samsung

if you using any other make floppy drive.
you can connect to any other system and from device manger find out the above keys for it

Here is an example file


d1 = "Intel Embedded Server RAID Technology",\MegaSR,\

scsi = MegaSR

MegaSR ="Intel Embedded Server RAID Technology (Windows XP/2003 64-bit)", MegaSR

driver = d1, MegaSR.sys, MegaSR
inf = d1, MegaSR.inf
inf = d1, NODEV.inf
catalog = d1, MegaSR.cat

id="PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2682&SUBSYS_10901734", "MegaSR"
id="PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2683&SUBSYS_10901734", "MegaSR"
id="PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2682&SUBSYS_81FF1043", "MegaSR"
#--The following lines give additional USB floppy support
id = "USB\VID_03F0&PID_2001", "usbstor" #--HP
id = "USB\VID_054C&PID_002C", "usbstor" #--Sony
id = "USB\VID_057B&PID_0001", "usbstor" #--Y-E Data
id = "USB\VID_0409&PID_0040", "usbstor" #--NEC
id = "USB\VID_0424&PID_0FDC", "usbstor" #--SMSC
id = "USB\VID_08BD&PID_1100", "usbstor" #--Iomega
id = "USB\VID_055D&PID_2020", "usbstor" #--Samsung

value = "Parameters\PnpInterface", 5, REG_DWORD, 1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL140 G3 no Floppy

Hi Jacky,

You may also be able to use a USB stick and the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to create a USB floppy disk capable of being read for the driver install.


This utility works with many third party USB sticks, not just the HP ones.

I hope this helps.