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drives not recognised

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wassup, May 13, 2007.

  1. Wassup

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    hi,
    at work we just got a new HP ML150 G3 server with two 80GB SATA drives and when I try to install W2k3 on it, it says there are no hdd installed.

    on boot , the controller shows the two drives in their slots, I have changed them around between the six slots for sata drives it has, and every time, on boot, the controller correctly locates the two of them.
    however when I get to the press "enter" to continue installation screen, it says there are no hdd installed, press F3 to restart.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Sparky
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    Do you get a HP pre-installation disk? This will configure the disks for you and what type of RAID you want to configure.

    Is there a SATA RAID controller in the server?
     
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    well there is a bootable CD with the Insight Manager, but it doesn't have any disk config options on it

    not 100% sure on this, there is a drive controller but haven't seen any RAID options


    I am in the process of also configuring another HP server, a ML350 G5, and that does have the pre-install disk set with RAID support, although I didnt have to use them when I started the w2k3 server install on that, just plugged in the 2nd HDD and it booted fine first time, this 150g3 however is appearing to be entirely different...?
     
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    The reason I asked about the pre-install disk is that you get them with Dell servers and they make life much easier when building the server.

    It looks like you may need a SATA driver then. Can you download it and put it on a floppy disk? When installing Windows you will get the option to use a 3rd party driver (press F6) and it should take the driver from the disk and then you will be able to install the OS.
     
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    yeah, 'cept it doesn't have a floppy drive :eek: :rolleyes:

    the Intel® SATA AHCI Controller Driver does appear, and that is the one that recognises both drives as actually being there.

    The BIOS is set to Auto and I'm rather confused
     
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    Can it be read from a USB flash drive?
     
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    i would do, but there is no power or ide cable to attach a floppy drive with, they are all cd/dvd type connectors

    i will look into the usb option but it seems just to ask for the "A drive"
     
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    thanks for your help here Sparky

    I spoke to HP today and they said I should use a usb floppy and F6 it from there.

    The smartstart software doesnt work with the 100 series, apparently... that is what I used with the ml350 last week...

    still i'll bookmark that link too ,, tyvm again :)
     
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    Glad all is sorted now mate :thumbleft
     
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