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SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

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Mike Gibbs
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SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

I have a new Proliant ML110 G2 server with two SATA drives configured using the onboard RAID controller as RAID1 Mirror.

I created a floppy disk with the Driver on it that I have downloaded from the HP website (There is a problem with the one supplied on the CD apparently)

When I get to the setup stage that asks for the storage driver it recognises the driver as "Adaptec Raid Controller" but when the setup of SBS2003 continues I get a message that there are no hard disks installed and that setup cannot continue.

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Stephen Grimmer
Trusted Contributor

Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

Did you press F6 to install the storage driver during setup?

Mike Gibbs
Occasional Advisor

Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

Yes I did.

The Windows setup starts. I hit F6 and it then finds the driver on the floppy drive. I select the driver which it detects as "Adaptec Raid Controller" and the setup continues but shortly afterwards it displays a message that there is no hard disk present in the system and the setup must terminate.
Oleg Koroz
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Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

Mike Gibbs
Occasional Advisor

Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

Thank you. That has solved it.

I do wish that HP would be consistent with their support documents.

I downloaded this driver which has a later date than the one you gave me.

http://tinyurl.com/7m3yt

I cannot see any reason why I should believe this one is not correct.
Mike Gibbs
Occasional Advisor
Tony Berglund
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Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

So, which driver version was the right one?

I have the same problem...! :(
Mike Gibbs
Occasional Advisor

Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

I think it was this one
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22353.html

I'm about to build another too so I'll let you know.
Mike Gibbs
Occasional Advisor

Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

Tony - out of curiosity how are you loading the driver from floppy disk ? Last time I just fitted a floppy drive but it's a fiddle I could do without. This information that says you can't use a flash drive.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=PSD_EL050616_CW02
Maybe a USB Floppy will work ? How are you doing it ?
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: SBS2003 cannot see Adaptec Raid Controller

Mike:

Depending on configuration, it could be one (or both?) of two different drivers. See my last reply to this thread:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=972685

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger