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Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

 
DelCorEd
Occasional Visitor

Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

Here is the issue

I am attempting to install from network share or USB key using smartstart 8.30. Installing Windows 2008 Standard R2 using both iso or flat file is failing. The problem is I can see the windows 2008 installation folder structure from within smartstart in both the iso and flat file sources used, but not any individual files. All folders are empty. In the case of network share the address is \mount, in the case of the USB drive the address is \mount\usb0. I cannot seem to modify this path manually either. Am I missing something?
Installation with DVD media works fine.
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marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

hmmm R2" is not really supported by smart start cd,,

install os then psp pack from smart start cd after

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DelCorEd
Occasional Visitor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

Is it not really supported in SmartStart 8.30? Windows 2008 standard and enterprise R2 are present in the OS menu when starting installation from the SmartSTart CD and the OS installs fine when selecting DVD format as the source rather than USB or network share.
katie1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

which server and generation model i need to check
katie1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

as we have one we will be setting up too
DelCorEd
Occasional Visitor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

We are installing ML350 G6 series.
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

hmm delcored look at this page no smart start cd for this server...it does not support it..

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3884316&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3884315&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4064


no smart start cd to setup this server
boot from microsoft cd install OS then after install the proliant software pack

as R2" is not supported with this from smart start cd.

This is how we thank each other in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Enjoy:)



DelCorEd
Occasional Visitor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

Ok, This thread gives me some clues.
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1264119365634+28353475&threadId=1207183

It's obvious that smartstart v8.30 CD claims to support Windows 2008 R2, but apparently there are a LOT of glitches when trying to install looking at the number of recent complaints (even with using the DVD method). The last entry indicates that HP will be fixing things in the next version of SmartStart 8.x or 9 or 10, etc, etc. I will wait until then to see what HP does and just continue with DVD media only. Too bad, using a network install when installing several servers would be VERY nice.
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with seeing files when attempting 2008 R2 install via usb or network share

nice to see you sorted delcored

This is how we thank each other in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Enjoy:)