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Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Ricardo Rocha
Valued Contributor

Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Hi

I've been trying to install Win2003 on a DL380 Generation 1 without any success.
SmartStart 7.40 doesn't support this server, and 5.5 doesn't support Win2003.
Even using 5.5 with Win2000 option doesn't work. When I put Win2003 CD it just hangs. I've tried the same CD on newer servers with success.
Anyone has any ideas how can I arrange a workaround?

Thanks,

Ricardo

PS- Points will be given!!!!
"there is this old man who spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years"
11 REPLIES
Andy_180
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Hey Ricardo- you first need to be sure bios is at 12-22-03. use ss 5.50 and do a manual install. when you select os just choose w2000. set up raid and eisa partiton. reboots to create sys partition tyhenit will promt you to put in vendor cd. i have done this hunderedds of times. let me know if you get stuck. please assign points.
thanks!!
--Andy
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Ricardo Rocha
Valued Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Hi

Where can I find Bios 12-22-03?

Thanks
"there is this old man who spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years"
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Ricardo,
You cannot - there is no such BIOS version for DL380 G1
The last BIOS for DL380 G1 is
version 2002.12.18 B
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20277.html
and it have windows 2003 support
Andy_180
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

sorry- I fat fingered the bios date on my last post. but when you install it will post a date of 12.18.02. best just to run the 7.40B Firmware cd first before you install.

also, be sure you have at least 256mb of ram... and the ram is good.
thanks!
--Andy
Ricardo Rocha
Valued Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Guys, finally tomorrow I will have the chance to try your suggestions. I'll let you know how it went, and spread the points...

Thanks,

Ricardo
"there is this old man who spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years"
Andy_180
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Ricardo- one more thing i had thought of is to run "sys erase" first from the smart start cd before you install w2k3. it will wipe the server to a blank state, ready for os install.
--Andy
Ricardo Rocha
Valued Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Nah

Not working yet. Bios is ok. Started with SmartStart 5.5, but when system rebboots after asking for CD removal, it gives "non-system disk, etc, etc". Even with the win2003 standard edition CD.

Don't what is wrong....

Any other ideas?

Thanks,

Ricardo
"there is this old man who spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years"
Andy_180
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

hey Ricardo- what boot controller are you using and are you sure its set in the boot order? the older Dls have a system partition instead of the RBSU. be certain that when you are doing a "manual install" of smart start that you install the system partition and reflect what boot controller yorder you need. be certain you selct "manual install" instead of "assisted". it really sounds like your boot controller order is not right. you've got me curious now.

--Andy
YairLevi80
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Hi Ricardo,
I had this problem with Proliant 1600 when using SmartStart 5.5 with the Profile Diskette.

Try to erase the system, and then install using smartstart 5.5 (choose custom installation and windows 2000 server. This prepares the system for windows 2000 with the F10 tools).

In the end of this process you just boot the server from windows 2003 cd and install the OS on the first available partition. (don't touche the EISA partition)
Ricardo Rocha
Valued Contributor

Re: Installing Win2003 on DL380 G1

Hello guys

Thanks for all feedback. To be honest, I didn't manage to get win2003 installed. System just hanged when I put CD on. When I started to despair, customer decided to install win2k, because the original server (this one was a disaster recover server) was on win2k. Obviously, the installation went smoothly......

God bless customers, hah?

And thank you all!!!
"there is this old man who spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years"