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K-Dubb
Advisor

Please specify the operating system CD image?

Hi,

I am trying to install 2008 Standard Server core on a g3 DL380 using Smart Start 8.25 (this is the latest that I can use with this particular G3 due to it being a i686). I have burned an ISO of the OS to DVD, and verified it opens correctly and is a bootable DVD. In the smart start setup, it asks me to:
"Please specify the operating system CD image"
and then opens a browse box to the DVD and it's directories. What file am I supposed to select here? so far everything I have selected including bootmgr has not worked.

Thanks.
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Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Windows 7 has a nice ISO burner. Do it from a workstation.
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Hi,

The ISO was burnt from a Windows 7 machine.
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

I burnt a new ISO. I select boot manager as my CD image and get:

Invalid entry: mount/dvd/bootmgr

Am I selecting the wrong file?
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

I meant "I select bootmgr as my cd image"
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Hey, what if you try to put this in:

/mount/dvd/

Here is a post with a related issue:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/SmartStart-CD-for-Windows-Server-2008/m-p/4150516#M75637

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

not sure I've seen that request from SmartStart before. Using the word "image" it sounds like it's asking for an ISO file.

Have you tried just booting the OS media and doing the installation without SmartStart.



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Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Smart Start works better with 2008 R2 x64. I would try that revision.
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

I am trying to install server core in case that makes a difference.

It is a 32 bit server. It cannot run 2008 R2. I have tried many of the recommendations in that thread including:
replacing DVD drive
Redownloading Smart Start
Redownloading 2008 ISO
Using /mount/dvd when it asks for an image

Nothing works.

I also noticed that when I try to just install 2008 Server not using smart start, that errors out as well:

The input datafile (hpssbem.ini) could not be found.
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Does it have to be 2008?
Might be hard to get that working on this model without the right drivers etc..
Maybe 2008 would work if you run it in a vmware VM?
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

How do you have the boot order set in RBSU? make sure the CD/DVD ROM is before hard disk

Maybe something is wrong with your bootable 2008 media. The "hpssbem" error is from a failed SmartStart installation trying to boot from the hard disk.

The DL380 G3 shipped with a CD ROM drive, has it been swapped out for a DVD ROM drive?






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Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Can you load a 32-bit ver. of the O/S on that server? I had a G3 Proliant that would NOT run a 64-bit O/S. I purchased a DL380 G4 that WOULD run 64-bit O/S but quickly found out I'd need a G5 if I wanted to play with Hyper-V

Also, Might want to make sure the program used to burn that ISO verify's the CD. Nothing worse than a burned CD with corrupt files!

Keep us posted.
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

» Microsoft Windows 2000
» Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
» Microsoft Windows Server 2003

This is what is support on the DL380G3. You need a G4 for 2008 support. HP will not support 2008 on the server without driver support.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3288130〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=316529&taskId=135
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

I have installed 2008 on other g3s without an issue. This is a 32bit server. I am only attempting to install 32 bit OS. I tried upgrading the firmware, no go.

One difference between this G3 and the others is that this one's processor arch is i686 and not x86. I wonder if that is why it will not work?
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Also, I am not sure if the optical drive was replaced with a dvd over the last few years. ALl of the G3s we have have DVD roms..

Yes it has to be 2008.
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

I used the erase utility on the smart start dvd to clean the hard drives. I am now trying a straight windows install once more. It is past the hp error though. I had tried this originally and it failed with a different error, so I will see if it happens again. I expect it to.
K-Dubb
Advisor

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Well I guess the erase via smart start fixed it. I was able to install Server 2008 Core. Still not sure why it would not install using smart start... I will now install the PSP to get it up to date. Thanks!
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Please specify the operating system CD image?

Glad you got it working.

I figured it was going to fall into the catagory

not supported, known to work.....




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