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want to reformat scsi disk

initially I wanted to reinstall w2k3 on my ML 150 G3 (no smart start on this model, you have to use floppy)

I pulled out my old floppy from the initial install/setup..etc and ran through process (f6) and when I get to load drivers..that's where it ends. no fire. getting the "cannot find drive deal..yeah..yeah..even though it's there during post" ...etc lol

the server is for prototyping, so it's a non prod. just want to fresh install 2k3 again and develop/test some stuff before investing heavily in the "go live" deal.

the orig. install has gotten corrupted also. no asr disk..etc. (non prod remember)

one scsi drive , no raid set up. I run embedded sata raid controller lsi asa 1068

I just want to reformat the drive now and start from scratch.

feel me in on this. any software recommendations..etc to boot from floopy.
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Bill Costigan
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Re: want to reformat scsi disk

If you want to wipe the disk clean, use the raid controller and delete and recreate the array. I suspect the install on the floppy doesn't have the drivers to talk to the sata/scsi disk.

I didn't even think there was a 2k3 install floppy. I would start with the smart-start CD to initialize the disk, and load the necessary drivers. It will then ask for the Windows install CDs
Greybeard
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Re: want to reformat scsi disk

Hi, the LSI 1068 chipset driver for windows is here http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/products_home/standard_product_ics/sas_ics/lsisas1068/index.html?remote=1&locale=EN

good luck
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thanks guys, I will give this a shot and keep you guys posted.

Re: want to reformat scsi disk

I went through some other post(s) that were similar to mine. Noticed they mentioned this nlite program.

I used it and also the lsi link provided above for my controller (thanks)worked like a charm.

nlite was simple. basically follow the wizard, import your driver..etc and burn the image to cd all in one application.

thanks guys.

Re: want to reformat scsi disk

I went through some other post(s) that were similar to mine. Noticed they mentioned this nlite program.

I used it and also the lsi link provided above for my controller (thanks)worked like a charm.

nlite was simple. basically follow the wizard, import your driver..etc and burn the image to cd all in one application.

thanks guys.