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Help with fresh W2K install

Ayman Altounji
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Help with fresh W2K install

If anyone can help me out, that would be great.

I'm trying to install W2K on a new DL 380 G2 we just got. We did not recieve the SmartStart CD, so I'm trying to configure and install W2K on the server without it.

I downloaded the SmartArray 5i driver, and used it during the W2K install. It found my logical drive, and let me setup the partitians. I selected to install to the new C drive partition i just created. It brought up the formating drive screen, but never progressed past 0%. Then it went into the 'Starting Windows 2000' screen, and came up with an error to 'Turn off Rom shadowing or caching'.

It did write to the boot sector. I now get a NTLDR not found instead of No Operating System message when I boot up. Any ideas?

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Help with fresh W2K install

Hi Brian,
Did you ran the Rom base setup utility (f9) prior to running the ACU (f8) (array configuration utility. You need to make sure the 5i is also selected as 1st for the boot order. Then try again install the OS using the f6 option to specify the mass storage driver.
Hope it help, cb