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Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1

Luca Cirone
Occasional Advisor

Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1

I had to install W 2008 R2 on DL585 G1 (4x AMD 2.6GHz, 12 GB ram, Smart Array 5i Controller). I tried with SmartStart 8.30 for x64. The process starts correctly but when the real installation of the OS begins, I receive a message that says that there're no HDs. Then I tried w\out SmartStart loading via USB the drivers for the controller. The controller is correctly recognized, partitions appear to be created (even if is not created the partition of 100 MB for recovery files), but when i press NEXT to continue system says that isn't able to create a partition and the installation process stops.
I opened a case on Business Support Center (29 oct 2009) but no response.
Can anyone have an idea ?
Thanks !


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Reiß, Thomas
Regular Advisor

Re: Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1


i have the same Problem and no Solution, so i switched back to W2K3 x64.

Thomas Reiß
Frequent Advisor

Re: Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1

Hi Luca,


Win 2008 R2 is not supported on the Hp proliant  DL585 G1 :


OS supported :


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Windows
  • Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • VMware Virtualization Software 


please let me know if you need any further information.


I am an HP employee
Occasional Visitor

Re: Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1

I found the solution, I had loaded 2 G1 servers with 2008 R2 no problem then I blew everything out and could not get them to reload. After a week of racking my brain I remembered the servers had 2003 R2 on them, I did not blow out the array the first time just booted to the 2008 R2 x64 disk. So I used the smartstart disk 7.90 set it up for 2003 R2 put in the 2003 disk rebooted to set up 2003 server created the disk and formatted, rebooted to 2008 R2 x64 then when prompted installed the array drivers from a floppy and voila I have a new drive ready to install 2008 R2! works like a champ just build the disk in 2003, kill the install and load 2008 R2 and add the Array drivers downloaded from HP!


Re: Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1

Hi there, I tried to do what you suggested but was not able to. Can you please put this in step by step?

Occasional Visitor

Re: Win 2008 R2 on DL585 G1

Windows server 2008 R2 work fine on proliant DL585 G1

Im updated to windows server 2012 all work fine

have 1 problem, system move on shut down/restart and black screen fan and bios d'nor shut down/restart

need uptade for bios for 2012/2012 r2 server systems

and USB ports d'not work :D