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How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

 
Dublin_101
Occasional Advisor

How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

i have spent about 6 hours trying to get this thing working but no luck.

raid is configured all fine...

i've upgraded the system partion with the smartstart 5.50 cd and the only options i have when i presss f10 at the start is to install win NT and a few other OSs. ..it asks for a floppy and 2003 doesn't come with a floppy.

i've tried so much and i'm dead tired.

i would really appreciate any pointers as I'm really struggling and also looking like an idiot. thanks in advance.

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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

hi

even if you select W NT you can install W2003 I saw a System with W2003 and on BIOS was selected N NT but my question is when the system asks you about the floppy?

when you press F10?

or when you are tryng to install W2003?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Dmitry_75
Valued Contributor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

Hi!
If you have array already created, just start installation from win2003 disk, it now about SA Controller. After installation add snmp service, and apply PSP.
That`s all.
Must work.
Good luck.
))
Dublin_101
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

it won't boot to CD.........there is no setting in the f10 that you can make it boot to cd.

you can only install an operating system via f10, and there is no selection for 2000 or 2003. there is a selection for NT, but it asks for a boot floppy first.

Dmitry_75
Valued Contributor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

Ok, probably I can`t understand anything...
Can you forgot about F10 key? Simply incert
win2003 installation disk to CD drive and power on server. What are you see after screen with F8,F9,F10? I not remember bios settings for this server, check this for bootable device setting...
Dublin_101
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

i tried f2. f8, f10 and del for about two hours until i realised that this server did not have any bios settings and you cannot set it to boot to cd.

Dmitry_75
Valued Contributor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

One more question: Smart start 5.5 boot normal, but win2003 disk not, is this true?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

hi

"until i realised that this server did not have any bios settings"

if you want to have access to BIOS you need this "Compaq System Configuration Utility"

link here
http://urlao.com/cscu

you need to create floppies and run on boot to have access to the Bios settings (this is for G1s servers)

just follows the steps to create the floppies

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Dublin_101
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

thanks for that, but i already have doen that with the cd.

i have system configuration utility already installed............and that is where the f10 takes you.

that is the issue, the system configuration utility does not have settings to boot from cd.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install windows 2003 on dl360 G1..pls help.

hi

did you try cleaning the NVRAM (or it can physically in the server)
http://www.cpqlinux.com/nvram.html

check also this file, page 129 (it is for g2, but can help)
http://urlao.com/manual


*** weird that you have an option like

Storage - Boot order

I mean you have options like set dat/time, select OS and so on but not that one

regards


Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!