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Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

 
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Dana Dea
Occasional Advisor

Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Trying to load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML370 G2. Rom Paq on your website listed on 2003 server page provides no choice for Server 2003, only 2000. Windows setup starts, and when it reboots, it restarts setup. Smart Start 7.4 CD says I have no boot sector. Configured array (smart array card 532) off CD, still no boot sector. Is there a more up to date bios somewhere?
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Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Do you have version 2004.05.01 BIOS?
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20872.html
It is last BIOS version for ML370 G2.

>>Smart Start 7.4 CD says I have no boot sector

Do you have this message during boot from SmartStart CD? Or when you try to start windows installation from SmartStart CD?
Can you try "remove configuration" option from SmartStart CD ?
Dana Dea
Occasional Advisor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Yes, I do have that BIOS
Dana Dea
Occasional Advisor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

No Boot sector message is from boot on Smart Start CD. Erased configuration, reconfigured array, still same message.
srinath raju
Advisor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Hi,
The supported operating systems are :

Windows NT Server

Windows 2000 Server

Small Business Sever 2000

Regards

Srinath
Dana Dea
Occasional Advisor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Thank you for clearing that up, however, the Server is listed on Microsoft's HCL as compatible with 2003 server and why does the HP/Compaq website have a page full of drivers for 2003 server if it's not supported?
srinath raju
Advisor
Solution

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Just thought about it

Check with the boot controller order and the standerd boot order in the RBSU

Dana Dea
Occasional Advisor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Ok, I'll try that tomorrow. Correct boot controller order should have smart array card first? Because I know it isn't but didn't think it mattered.
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Dana,

>>Correct boot controller order should have smart array card first?

Yes

Also, ML370 G2 definitely support windows 2003
http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/windows/archive.html
Dana Dea
Occasional Advisor

Re: Load Windows Server 2003 on a Proliant ML 370 G2

Thank you both. Changing the boot controller order solved the problem and 2003 server loaded right up!