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Proliant DL380 G1 Drives

 
Jon Wiener
Occasional Advisor

Proliant DL380 G1 Drives

I am trying to load an OS (XP Pro or 2003 Srv) and after I create an array with smartstart 5.5 it hangs when I boot to OS CD at "Starting WIndows". I upgraded sys rom to latest (12-02). What is my problem?
JON
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sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G1 Drives

Hello Jon,

1.Whats the OS you select within SSCD?
2.Are you using the integrated smart array controller or a pci smart array controller?
3.Does it make a difference if you boot off the base OS media directly without using SSCD 5.5?

SRH
Jon Wiener
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL380 G1 Drives

1.Whats the OS you select within SSCD?

I tried windows 2000 and WINDOWS 2003

2.Are you using the integrated smart array controller or a pci smart array controller?

Integrated

3.Does it make a difference if you boot off the base OS media directly without using SSCD 5.5?

No. Although unless I use SS 5.5 to create the array, it cant address the storage.
sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G1 Drives

If you got an option for Win 2k3 then its not SSCD 5.50.

You are right when you say it won't address the storage if you boot off the OS Cd.
What i wanted to check is if it still hangs.

Check if this was the SSCD you have,
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/22678.html

As per the quickspecs,
Storage Controller Integrated Smart Array Controller

Note: The Integrated Smart Array Controller does not support LUN >0 devices.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10495_div/10495_div.HTML#Storage

Not too sure if its related.

SRH
charger
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL380 G1 Drives

No solution, just the same problem here!

I bought a dl380 G1 used which already had Win2003 installed but unknown passwords. It will not boot to the SSCD 5.5 nor W2003 install CD. It has 512k ram, and dual 1Ghz PIII's, integrated Smart Array Controller 1.42 and two 9.1GB Compaq drives. I reset the drive partitions at boot-up and the Win2003 that it used to boot to is now history. It will recognize a VMware ESX install CD, so I know it try's to boot from CD. I just need it to allow a W2003 install. BTW, the server has a floppy drive, but my home PC (a late model HP) doesn't have a floppy drive and I don't want to have to deal with a floppy if at all possible. What are my next steps?

I found this thread on TechTips -- http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1345698&page=1
What a tough time this guy had getting a fresh OS instsall and I'm afraid I might be in the same situation.

Anyone here with the expertese to help with installing a new OS to a DL380 G1?