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Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

 
Naroth
Occasional Visitor

Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

I am trying to install Windows XP Professional on DL380 G5 Server. I know HP doesnt support Windows XP. I have integrated the drivers for RAID, P400 controller for Windows 2K/2K3 along with the XP-SP3 CD and tried to boot but it is not detecting the hard drives to install the OS on. I do not have a floppy drive, so booting from XP SP2 CD and then press F6 and inserting the floppy disk with drivers is out of question!

If anyone is successful out here with this procedure please lend me hand. It would be really appreciable if you could send me the links for those drivers which are apt.
NB: I have referred all the threads and links ffrom google! :) So don't refer them and give me an answer! :)

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Alright, I have downloaded the driver from this link

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121516&prodNameId=3288134
&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-14d51ba97db64893875cdc7607

I have extracted the exe file and I am trying to create an image with integrating this driver with the XP CD(Still I am doubtful which SP should I try with) using nlite application. But, there is no inf file within the extrcted folder. Can someone help me out? Is there any other way?

Refer the attachment please.

But the P400 driver for Windown 2K and Windows 2K3 are both the same. Thats what HP says! :(

Refer attachment please
6 REPLIES
Vince Wu
Occasional Visitor

Re: Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

hi, try p400 driver for windows 2k only.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=au&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157687&prodNameId=1157689&swEnvOID=181&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-02e42aa767e64887be27307455

I used this one, and it worked good for me when I included this one as text-mode driver in XP installation disc.
Naroth
Occasional Visitor

Re: Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

Hello,

I tried the link which you had mentioned in your post. But I guess there is some problem with the link. Can you please check the same and send it to me?
Please see the attchment!
Naroth
Occasional Visitor

Re: Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

hey,

The link works but it is for SAS/SATA controller and I have got a P400 controller! Please check the link which I had mentioned in my previous post. Thats the correct link I guess. But I couldnt find any injf file in that file
Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

You can try smartstart CD wich copies all drivers to the harddisk and create an unattended installation file
and at the time it asks for the w2003 CD put in the WXP CD instead?
Naroth
Occasional Visitor

Re: Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

Thats a good idea. Lemme try like that. But I guess I have tried, but I will give it a try now and will let you know
Naroth
Occasional Visitor

Re: Install Windows XP professional on DL 380 G5 Server

Guys,

Ok, So I will explain here what I have done to install Windows XP Pro on HP Proliant server DL380 G5. This may be helpful to a NOOB like me :)

1. I have downloaded nlite first. It is an image making software(as far as I know).
2. Go to the page http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=
en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121516&prodNameId=3288134&swE
nvOID=181&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-02e42aa767e64887be2
7307455

or download the driver for the Smart Array SAS/SATA Controller (SA-P400) (SCSIport) for Windows2k3.
3. Now using nlite integrate the driver with the Windows XP Pro in text mode and create a bootable iso. nlite is a user friendly application and anyone can do it.
4. Now insert the CD into the CD ROM of your HP Server and proceed with the usual installation steps for Windows XP.

Cheers to all! And thanks to everyone who has takemn the effort to help me out!