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Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

 
Eugen Cocalea_1
Occasional Advisor

Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

Hi,

I have to Proliant DL320 which, so far, work flawless under Linux. Now, I have to install on one of them Windows 2000. Unfortunately, the servers are second-hand and we didn't get the SmartStart CD which i've heard that is needed (matter of facts we didn't get anything else but the computers).

Windows 2000 installation program stops after loading the primary drivers saying that it doesn't find any fixed drive on the computer. The hard-drive is SCSI and works well under Linux.

Is there any other way to install it beside finding a SmartStart cd somewhere? Or, better, is there any place I can find a SmartStart cd available for download? (that is if it is supposed to be so).

Thank you in advance.

E.
It's not a shame to be born stupid. It's a shame to die being stupid.
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Tom Mucha_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

I'm not sure if you have a G1 or a G2 DL320, but chances are the SCSI controller driver is not included in the windows 2k install. So you'll have to find out what controller you have in there (prob show up during POST).

You can get the G1 drivers here: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1234.html

And the G2 drivers here: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1234.html

Let me know if this helps....
Tom Mucha_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

Dohh... it's friday.... and I messed up the G2 link for the drivers. The correct one should be:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_4762.html
Gert Luyten
Respected Contributor

Re: Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

FYI, W2K-AS is a non-supported OS on any DL320 (G1 or G2).
A Proliant a day keeps the competition away!
Eugen Cocalea_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

Hi again,

I solved the problem. A fellow of mine had a SmartStart 5.10 CD which I borrowed. I made a 'paq' diskette for windows 2000 and it seems I managed to start installing windows on the server. Advanced server even, altough I saw in the OS matrix that the OS is not supported. That doesn't mean that it can't be installed, just that it isn't supported.

thanks for the help,

E.
It's not a shame to be born stupid. It's a shame to die being stupid.
Eugen Cocalea_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL320 vs Win2000 (Advanced) Server

(and it's a G1)
It's not a shame to be born stupid. It's a shame to die being stupid.