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DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

 
Michael Nott
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DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Can anyone help? I am installing Windows 2000 on a DL140 with the LSI Logic PCI SCSI controller. At the start, I press F6 to load the drivers from a USB floppy. This works OK. After Windows formats the drive, it asks for the SCSI driver again from the floppy, but does not seem to see the USB floppy anymore. (When I hit enter to allow Windows install to find the floppy, the floppy light does not come on.)

Any ideas? I am struggling to figure out how a server which does not come with a floppy drive as standard needs a floppy drive to get it running, and then the floppy isn't recognised to install

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Mugilvannan
Valued Contributor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Is it fresh installing or upgrading?

You need to install the SCSI driver before upgrading the operating system.

http://www.vmware.com/download/downloadscsi.html
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Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Hi,

IMP
The floppy drive used by you is usb 1 or 2 can you confirm that.
This is only the issu with the usb drive.

Where as for solution i can suggest you to use the USB 1.44-MB External Diskette Drive (Carbonite) - PN DC141B
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/usb-support.html

Regards,
Prashant S.
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Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Do you have another usb floppy?

I'm not sure there is an issue with either usb 1.1 or 2 drives, but there may be with different manufacturers usb floppy drives.

I would agree with Prashant on the optional floppy for the server working.
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Lopez_4
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Michael,

You can try to include the scsi controllers drivers into your windows 2000 install CD (unattend.txt + drivers + $OEM$ folder), that way you dont have to worry about getting the drivers installed from floppy or USB Key. Cheers.

Michael Nott
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Hi, thanks for all your responses.

1. This is a new install, not an upgrade

2. I am using a Dell USB floppy, as it is the only one I have. I won't be able to get an HP one.

3. I will see if I can build the CD and try that. I will let you know how I go.

In the meantime, if there is any other tricks or suggestions, I would be happy to hear it.

Michael.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

Hi,

Reason i am sticking to usb floppy drive is i have faced the issu and by using diff drive i am able to resolve it.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
TarxB
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

just a quick question, does the LSI Logic SCSI controller support any RAID?
Miles O'Brien
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

The issue is Windows runtime installer uses the basic DOS driver which suppoorts the USB floppy. After the first reboot, Windows is using its own driver and can't see the floppy.
Here's what to try:
1. Connect USB Floppy

2. BIOS setup

3. Advanced

4. USB Configuration

5. USB Mass Storage Device Configuration (this option does not exist until you connect floppy)

6. Set Emulation type to â floppyâ

Also, I had to completely disable onboard floppy to make O/S recognize USB floppy as floppy A

1. BIOS Setup

2. Advanced

3. Floppy Configuration

4. Floppy A â Disabled

5. Onboard Floppy Controller â Disabled


Warren Rigney
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL140 Windows 2000 install problem with SCSI driver

I've tried creating the customized CD and it worked until it gets to the GUI setup then I get a stop error 0x0000007B inaccessible_boot_device.