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ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

Mehmnoch
Occasional Visitor

ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

Hi,
I have a ML350 with win2000 server and I have to crash it completly and install win2003 server (a Microsoft one, not from an HP cd).
I've used the smartstart CD (6.40B) , I've created my RAID 5 configuration, but when smartstart proposes me the OS, the only choices I have is win2000 server or win2003 server "HP Brand". I tried to insert my own CD but it is not recognized.
If I boot on my Microsoft CD, my disk is not recognised and I can't continue my installation.
Where is the problem and how can I solve it ?
Thx for your help.
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

You can try a newer 7.x CD.


Otherwise, you can download the Smart Array Driver, load it up on a floppy disk and during the regular Microsoft Install, at the very beginning, press F6 and you will be prompted for drivers for additional mass storage devices (the Smart Array).



Smart Start 7.4 - " http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/23318.html "

Smart Start 7.0 - " http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22455.html "


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

ML350 G2 ?
OS settings from BIOS ??

Update BIOS
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/romtabl.html


Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

You can also try a Windows Server 2003 CD with SP1 integrated into it.


What Smart Array do you have?


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Mehmnoch
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

I can't look at my Smart array version right now. But I will try to copy the drivers on a floppy.
I had the HP helpdesk and they confirm me to dowload the 7.xx version of the smartstart software. But actually I have no time to do that...
I'll test the floppy and make a feedback there.
Mehmnoch
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350 and WIndows 2003 server installation

It's ok, it was only a bad version of the smart array controler. Wondows 2003 installation is actually running.
thank you all