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Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

mandg
Advisor

Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

I have an old DL360 G1 that I want to upgrade from NT4.0 to 2003. Is this technically impossible? I noticed that I needed to downgrade Smart Start and the Firmware to run on this hardware. And from there, I get a system error when attempting to install 2003.
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

hi

which smartstart are you using? version?

have you change the type of OS in BIOS?
to W200 to cheat the server?

it's not documented but a lot of people have W2003 running on G1 servers

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

Re: Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

Thanks Karlo-

I applied SmartStart version 5.5. Do you have a reference handy on steps to 'cheat the bios' and set it for 2003?

I'll commence with a google search now.
mandg
Advisor

Re: Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

The bios version is P21 (11/15/2002) but I'm not getting a prompt to enter the bios settings, only F8 for managing the disk arrays.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

hi

is the cabling properly configured and connected? (swp cables) page 63 if so might be a faulty backplane

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00710376/c00710376.pdf


regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Joshua Small_2
Valued Contributor

Re: Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

You could always try without smartstart at all. By the time a server is that old, its drivers tend to find its way into the base OS.

I wouldn't downgrade the firmware, get the latest you can of everything in this regard.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Install 2003 on DL360 G1?

I did a mistake in my last POST

I've attached a file I hope it can help you

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!