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Installing W2K on SATA

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SimonV, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    OK guys I need some help here. I just built a new Server and this is the 1st time I've had or used SATA HD's and I want some help installing windows.

    I've built the thing and I'm now ready to install windows2K Server but its not the same as installing on an IDE drive as the installation doesnt pick up my SATA drives. The POST does so I know theres nothing wrong there.

    I'm guessing I need to hit F6 on the install wizard to supply extra drivers but I didnt get any drivers with the HD's, maybe there on the MB CD.

    Advice please, I waiting and ready to go.

    The MB is a Gigabyte GA-8IK1100
    and the HS's are Western Digital:WD2500JD, 250GB 7200 RPM SATA150 drives
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    the drives dont need any drivers
    the controller does so the OS can see the drives!

    check your mobo, you may have to make a floppy out of them as i believe windows only scans the floppy drive


    its way harder in linux ;)
     
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  3. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Well I found the driver for the SATA controller on the Intel site HERE. This little .exe file made a floppy with the drivers for the ICH5R controller on the MB and then hitting F6 during the install wizard then S to specify additional drivers did the trick.

    Thanks, Si :biggrin
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    thats gonna so suck ass for people like me who havnt had a floppy drive for over 3 years :)
     
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    Thumb drive?
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    havnt even needed one of those but i have one now
    just simply didnt need the floppy
    it broke one day, and i never even realised until i tried to put it in a machine i was going to sell, my fiance got me a usb floppy drive which is handy but even it is covered in dust :)
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    ...alas, we face the final demise of the 3 1/2 floppy. Progress indeed ! :D

    Yet I still don't have a "1/2" key on my keyboard ? :blink
     
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