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Bas van Oers
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ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

Dear all,

I am trying to install my new ML110 G5 with Windows Server 2008 x64.

My ML110 is equiped with 2*250 Gb harddisk in a mirror. I configured this in the Adaptec bios.

When the setup of Windows 2008 launches, Windows of course doesn't find any harddisks. I've downloaded the correct driver for Windows 2008 x64, but when I try to load this diver in the 'load driver' option in the Windows 2008 installation module, the installation module tells me:
'To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-but and unsigned 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation.'

So, I tried to reboot my server and pressed the F8 button during the boot sequence, and selected the option over there to be able to load unsigned drivers. However, still no solution: Windows 2008 doesn't want me to load the driver.

Any ideas what I could do??

Cheers,


Bas
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Brian_Murdoch
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Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

Hi Bas,

Was this the driver you used?

ftp://ftp3.hp.com/ftp1/pub/softlib2/software1/sc-windows/p1431394271/v45437/

Embedded Sata Driver for Windows Server 2008 X64.

Extract the files to a diskette (floppy) and provide during the installation after pressing F6. The driver version is 1.4.17015.0

Regards,

Brian

Bas van Oers
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

Hi Brian,

Thank you for your quick reply.

Actually, I'm using those drivers.

May be it has something to do that I am using a different Windows Server 2008 installation. I have the MAPS (Microsoft Action Pack) version, which launches a Windows-based installation of Windows Server 2008. In other words: I cannot press F6 to install another driver, like during the installation of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

I hope there is another method, otherwise I would better await the next release of MAPS.

Regards,


Bas
Bas van Oers
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

Hi again,

I just decided to download a new copy of Windows Server 2008 from the Microsoft site and give that one a try.. Will post the outcome here!

Cheers,


Bas
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

hi

for W2008 there is not F6 any more W2008 will you the option to load drivers using a USB Key(thanks God!!!)

you know I've seen that issue once, I tried to replicate and I did not have the issue it's weird (because at this point I don't why that person had it and I did not)

but I think you got that message and you can continue right?

try this install latest System Rom and try again

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3577708&swItem=MTX-c97c6477ae454b5289fd5a7011&prodNameId=3577715&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

driver link again
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3577708&prodNameId=3577715&swEnvOID=1113&swLang=8&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-4810d57f44f74d8cbe18413697&mode=3

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Bas van Oers
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

Hi,

I managed to do load the driver..

What I've done:
* I downloaded the latest ISO of Windows Server 2008 from Microsoft's website (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx)
* I burned this ISO on a DVD
* Running this ISO, loading the latest driver... Voilà! There is my harddisk!

It seems that the MAPS edition of Windows Server 2008 has some problems with handling other drivers.

Thank you for all your suggestions!

Cheers,



Bas
Uwe Müller
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

Hi all,

i tried the same with the german MAPS Edition and got the same problem with installing the 64-Bit driver. I think, this special DVD boots a 32-Bit environment, 'cause there are both versions available to install, but no question at boot-time. So i decided to download the iso-file for the german x64 edition. Will tell result later. ;-))

Cheers
Uwe Müller
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110G5 / Windows Server 2008 x64

...as i mentioned before. With this 64-Bit only DVD everything works fine. Thanks Microsoft.

Cu - Uwe