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ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

 
Raymond Nichols
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ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

I purchased a new ML350 G6 with Windows 2003 Server. My problem is the lack of a floppy drive on it. V2i Protector loads drivers for the NIC and RAID through the floppy drive. I have attempted to load the drivers into the iso I have created, but run into this issue. The HP drivers use an exe file rather than a text.OEM file. Is there a way to obtain an text.oem file for these drivers so they may load from the V2i Protector boot disk under PORE?
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

have you tried using the USB floppy drive key:

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01055374/c01055374.pdf
Enjoy!
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Raymond Nichols
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Re: ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

No, I have not tried the drive key. I have tried other flash drives though. V2i only will load drivers through the A drive with no browse option. I was able to add and load the NIC drivers in the bootable ISO of V2i, but for some reason I am unable to load the driver for the Smart Array P410 RAID Controller. Even though I placed it in the same driver location where I placed the NIC driver.

Will the drive key make V2i believe that it is Drive A so I could load the driver with it when asked? V2i works exactly like windows install disk when it comes to loading drivers. You know, F6.

Ray
JohnWRuffo
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Re: ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

It has a "floppy" switch that is supposed to emulate one... so it will act as a floppy when inserted into a servers USB port.

You install the driver you need from your workstation in the "floppy" partition and then insert it into the server... then, enjoy less hair loss!

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01121465/c01121465.pdf
Enjoy!
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Raymond Nichols
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Re: ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

John,
Thanks for all your information. I found out that the HP floppy USB drive is no longer made and out of stock in all of the links I found.

I wish I could create my own that would allow the F6 key to load drivers. Oh well!

Ray
JohnWRuffo
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Re: ML350 G6 and V2i Protector 2.04

I googled the key and there just may be some vendors with 'stock' worth giving a phone call to to determine if they have it on their shelves.
G'luck!
Enjoy!
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