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Windows 2000 SmartStart Installation

 
Adrian Marsh_1
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Windows 2000 SmartStart Installation

Running SmartStart 5.0.

I have two problems:

1) If I Erase the system, then run startstart, it allows me to choose Windows 2000 AS Select, and install that O/S. It also seems to pre-install certain Compaq applications.

If I go through the Hard-disk version of smartsart (F10 at startup), it doesn't give me the listing of the OS's for install, or even show 2000 - and it wants a floppy disk to boot if I try any other OS - what gives?? Am I missing something??

If I boot from CD, but don't do the Erase first, then the CD doesn't give me an option for OS installation at all.

Problem 2) I'm using a slipstreamed SP4 2000 Advanced Server CDROM. If I go through the above (Erase->Wizard->2000 install) then as 2000 installs, I get an error saying it can't find "bachsb~1.cmi". Although I've checked, and this file IS on the CD, and has the same size/timestamp as my 2000-non service packed CD. I've also tried a second CD. So is there a problem between Smartstart 5.0 and 2000 SP4 cds??? If I boot the CD straight, no Smartstart, then I can happily install 2000 AS (including this "missing" file). Can I then add the Compaq applications afterwards, and if so, which ones are default??

I'm kind of at loss here. So far Smartstart ain't being Smart, or Starting anything...
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JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows 2000 SmartStart Installation

Yes, you can do a manual install of the O/S. Go ahead and create the System Partiton, install the utilities and save your system config using the smart start CD.
re-boot.
Then, drop your 2000 CD in and build away. After you have the O/S up and going, you can install the ProLaint Support Pack (PSP):
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/19613.html

The PSP will give you all the agents and such that you will need for your serer.

Here is the PSP users guide:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/WebDoc/710/psp-users-guide.pdf

You did not say what System you are using, so here is a link to where you can get the rest of the drivers:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/index.html
Enjoy!
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Adrian Marsh_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2000 SmartStart Installation

John,

Thanks for that. But I thought that the Support Pack only Updated tools that were already installed. I can't see how to install new apps from the list.

It's for a group of older DL380 (1Ghz) machines.