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    Greetings,

    I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 (at work) that came with XP. I partitioned it and installed Server 2003 r2. It will boot up fine, but the device manager group for "other devices" ethernet controller, Network controller, etc. all report that the driver is not installed. Found no support for server 2003 on Toshiba page so tried the self extracting XP driver for ethernet. It ran but did not help.

    Any thoughts or ideas welcome.

    Thanks,

    jh

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    Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

    Is that something like a PowerEdge 4600?
    Network Engineers do IT under the desk

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      Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

      this may not ever work....
      Extract the driver to a location. Then right click (or through the wizard) start the installation of the driver. When you get to the screen below (or similar) select have disk and browse to the location of the driver that you just extracted. It will complain that the driver is mismatched, but install it anyway.
      Cross your fingers.
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        Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

        I think the Power Edge w600 is a Dell server. This is a Toshiba laptop.

        jh

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          Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

          Originally posted by Lior_S View Post
          this may not ever work....
          Extract the driver to a location. Then right click (or through the wizard) start the installation of the driver. When you get to the screen below (or similar) select have disk and browse to the location of the driver that you just extracted. It will complain that the driver is mismatched, but install it anyway.
          Cross your fingers.
          Thanks, I'll give that a try. I just have to find out where the self-extracting/executing file is landing.

          jh

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            Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

            Toshiba laptop.
            that's why Toshiba has no support for it, but that never stopped us
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              Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

              Originally posted by jhite View Post
              I think the Power Edge w600 is a Dell server. This is a Toshiba laptop.

              jh
              Thanks for sharing that with me
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                Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

                Originally posted by jhite View Post
                Greetings,

                I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 (at work) that came with XP. I partitioned it and installed Server 2003 r2. It will boot up fine, but the device manager group for "other devices" ethernet controller, Network controller, etc. all report that the driver is not installed. Found no support for server 2003 on Toshiba page so tried the self extracting XP driver for ethernet. It ran but did not help.

                Any thoughts or ideas welcome.

                Thanks,

                jh
                Try the XP drivers. XP and Server 203 share a lot of the same code. If you get a message that the driver may not work, i.e. the NIC, ignore it.
                Network Engineers do IT under the desk

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                • #9
                  Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

                  If you are still having problems, think about virtual pc on the laptop and installing server as a virtual machine. Obviously you will need more RAM!

                  I have found that Server normally takes XP drivers without problems, although it will warn you they are not designed for it. Alternatively, for your network and chipset, I am guessing generic intel drivers should work (assuming it is centrino/pentium based?)

                  Tmo
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                    Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

                    I have heard others say the XP drivers work OK. My mentor came by gave me an idea to check. I had partitioned the disk and put 2003 on partition F. However the C drive is still visible when I boot 2003. So I am going to reformat F, then make it the active partition which will hide the XP partition, and then boot from the 2003 CD. It may be that the driver auto installer is putting the driver in the XP space.


                    jh

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                    • #11
                      Re: Installing Server 2003 on Toshiba Satellite

                      I personally run an SBS for demos in a Virtual PC on my (Thinkpad) laptop. This avoids hardware/driver issues and is recommended. Just get more memory - I added 1GB!
                      TIA

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