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Pb install PL1600 W2003 SBS

 
Leonard MOR
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Pb install PL1600 W2003 SBS

Hi,

Have recovered a PL1600 with SA221 raid controller and 5 Hot swap disks (3x9Go ; 2x4.3Hb) and am trying to install W2003 SBS on it.

When I attach the disks to the onboard SCSI controller, I can see all 5 disks. I used FDISK to delete the existing partitions.

When booting with the 5 disks attached to the SA221 controller, I get a message that 2 logical drives have been created but when SmartStart loads (tried a number of versions 4.8, 4.9 ...), it indicates that no disk is avalaible and locks.

In fact I want to initialise completely the disks and the disk controller and restart from fresh since I don't know the current state of the system.

Have already upgraded the BIOS.

Are there tools that will enable me to boot on a diskette and initialise the controller. Does anyone know where I can find additional documentation and support. Have already tried the HP download site.

Any help gratefully received.
Len MOR

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Leonard MOR
Frequent Advisor

Re: Pb install PL1600 W2003 SBS

5.5 SmartStart CD from HP in Ireland solved the installation problems.