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DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

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AJ Alhait
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DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

I'm trying to install Windows 2003 or even 2000 on a DL580 G2. The SCSI Controller is an HP 5i.

The problem is after I add the SCSI driver (by pressing F6) Windows Loads some files and them freezes at Windows is Starting Setup.

What can be wrong here?

Thanks,

-AJ
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

hi

it is much better if you install W2003 - W2000 using SmartStart CD 7.9 or 7.8

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27730.html


it includes all the drivers for your server and let us configure RAID level easily

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
AJ Alhait
Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

You're awsome! Thanks... I'm downloading that right now. I hope it works :)
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

that's fine anything else just let us know

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
AJ Alhait
Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

One more problem now. I've started the Smart Start CD latest version, and after it loads 100% it goes to a blank screen. I've tried it with an LCD and a CRT. Both are blank screens. Nothing gets loaded after that?

Any problems you think I can address?

Thanks
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

hi

check this is similar to your issue and that person discovered that removing processor was the issue (maybe faulty processor or slot in SB) so take the chance

what I mean this issues black screen are very weird

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1175019

also if you have any device attached to server remove it.

but you know that guy could install windows manually I really dont remember if w20003 includes the driver for 5i controller have you try without pressing F6 and installing straight

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
AJ Alhait
Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

I will try the processor issue.. Nothing is connected to the Server. But I have another issue.

The Bios is password protected. How do I bypass that?

Thanks,
dms_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

Hi,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSeriesId=316533&targetPage=http%3A%2F%2Fh20000.www2.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc01130044%2Fc01130044.pdf

see page 115

use system System Maintenance Switch position number 6 - that will clear the NVRAM(reset CMOS to the default settings), so you should be abe to bypass the RBSU password protection.No data will be lost if you are afraid ot that

Regards
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

hi

try this it helps with the password for the bios and why not the other issue

it is called clear NVRAM using system maintenance switch -SMW (see picture attached)

- power OFF server
- unplug power cable
- look SMW and the number 6
- put it in ON position
- Power ON server
- leave for 1 minute like that (that's is going to turn server to default settings)
- Power OFF server
- unplug cable
- put the switch 6 in OFF again
- power ON and enter to BIOS

by the way all must be in OFF position

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

Hello :)

Do you have some other non-hp hardware in the server?

And... you can try downloading the firmware CD and upgrading the firmware.
Anift
Advisor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

Hi AJ,

You can try the following utlity to install windows by injecting the Array controller driver into the Windows OS iso image and burn it into CD and then boot the server with the OS and install OS without any issues.

Downnload Array controller driver from following link
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27556.html
Check the attachment for using nLIte Utility
Anift
Advisor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

Download nLite utility from following link

http://www.nliteos.com/download.html

KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

hi AJ Alhait

did you install the server?
I mean I see some points assign ?
how was it?


regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
ShadowsMU
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL580 G2 Windows Installation Problem

hello, i get a sever hp DL 580 g2 and i have a big problem, it`s the fist time that i use server, i try 20 time or more to put one sistem OS, firs i try to put Windows XP, but the server dont see any HDD, after that i try to put Windows Server 2003 Standard edition R2, i install 100% windows but after the server reboot to open the windows he reboot all the time when he try to open the windows installed on hdd.
PLease help me with that big problem.
i realy dont know what i must do.
Anyway what OS support DL580 G2 ? from microsoft ?
PS : THx u for helping me