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SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

 
jangell
Occasional Visitor

SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

I've downloaded the latest version and am trying to rebuild a server.

 

I've let SS run overnight and it hangs on the HP page.  The progress bar is completely white but will not get past that stage.

 

This was running 2008 R2 but needs to be rebuilt and have a fresh 2008 R2 install.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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Goutham_Sabala
Esteemed Contributor

Re: SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

Try a previous release of smart start and also clear the nvram and retry again 8.50
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Goutham Sabala
jangell
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

How far back can I go version wise adn still install 2008 R2 64 bit...I know that some of the older versions did not support this verion of 08.

jangell
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

And...Any idea how long it will actually take to boot fully.  I want to make sure I practice enough patience...I remember last time I did this it took a while to fully boot up.

jangell
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

So it fires up using the prior version but now handgs at a command line window.

 

the line seems to be an issue with a missing file.  I burned the file directly from the .iso file that i downloaded.  Burned it to a DVD.

 

The zip file had three files in it.  the iso file, a read me file and another random file.

 

I only burned the iso file onto the disc.

jangell
Occasional Visitor

Re: SmartStart wil not boot my DL380 G4

Finally!!!

 

had to step down to version 8.4 to get it to work.