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  • Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

    All -

    I'm setting up Windows 2008 Std w/o Hyper-v x64 on an HP DL380 G5 server. I created the RAID volume sets using ORCA( F8 )

    After extracting the files I get the following error:

    "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."

    Is this Bad Media ?

  • #2
    Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

    Sounds like you need to load the raid drivers or use smartstart.
    (advanced button by the drives configuraton)
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

      Thanks Dumber.

      Funny thing about SmartStart -- it doesn't seem to like Windows server 2008 64-bit installations.

      See this thread

      I couldn't use SmartStart for that exact same reason as stated in the thread, so i went about installing windows the good old fashioned way -- by booting up the DVD.

      But since this was my first HP server along with the first time i'm setting up windows 2008, and I'm so used to seeing " Press F6 to install SCSI/RAID drivers"

      silly rabbit. I guess i would have to download and extract the P400 Smart Array drivers to a USB key and load from there during installation, right ?

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      • #4
        Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

        ..lol

        I'm sorry guys, this is getting embarrassing but i'm really not sure what i'm doing wrong.

        When i get to the "Where do you want to Install Windows ?" screen.

        I have my Disk options.

        I select the Disk I want to setup the array, select "Load Driver" and load the P400 driver. I then select next and i get the following:

        "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation"

        =\

        I loaded 2 different versions of the windows 2008 64bit driver and get the same message.

        what am i doing wrong ?

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        • #5
          Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

          You are probably using the wrong or old version of smartstart.
          This one is supporting Windows 2008 X64
          http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...46059649962d35
          Type: Software - CD-ROM
          Version: 8.15 (17 Nov 2008 )
          Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)

          Setup and installation for HP ProLiant
          ML and DL 300, 500 and 700 series, HP ProLiant BL Servers, and HP Blade System c-Class along with supported server options.
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
          http://www.phetios.com
          http://blog.nessus.nl

          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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          • #6
            Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

            I've been downloading that as we speak in hopes of getting this going..

            Thanks,

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            • #7
              Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

              So, I just tried the 8.15 version of Smart Start and it still doesn't work.

              When i get to the point where i need to browse for media source, i point to the following location

              /mount/dvd

              Once i continue, i get the following error:

              Invalid Entry :/mount/dvd

              this is pure craziness.

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              • #8
                Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                Just wanted to provide an update to those that may be interested:

                Spoke to an HP rep and they indicated for me to try the following:

                • set S6 dip switch to ON ( System Maintenance Switch ), Power up the server, receive the maintenance prompt, shut down the server.
                • Turn server back on and upgrade the BIOS
                • reboot
                • Pop in Firmware Maintenance CD and update all firmware
                • reboot
                • Place smart start 8.15 and try installation.

                I'm going to report back on whether this works out for me.

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                • #9
                  Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                  Well lets hope it works.
                  let us know
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                    Surely you forgot "stand with one leg in a bucket of cold custard" during even numbered steps in the procedure?

                    However, with a bit of effort they could have made it really complicated
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                      Okay, so here it is...the solution..

                      I can't even imagine this happening to everyone, but here goes:

                      • HP tech had me boot into the BIOS (RBSU) and go to Advanced Options --> Restore Default Settings\Erase Boot Partition.
                      • Once i pressed enter on that, the server rebooted on its own.
                      • While booting, i went into the RAID controller (ORCA) and deleted then recreated the logical partitions.
                      • Once i did this, i ran the windows 2008 install on its own, without using Smart Start, and...
                      • The installation succeeded!!

                      This is the first time i'm touching windows 2008 and it definitely feels different.

                      Thanks for everyone's feedback..

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                      • #12
                        Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                        Thanks for posting back. Unusual fix, but hey whatever works for you
                        Gareth Howells

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                        • #13
                          Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                          Hey guys it works for me.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                            This is Prince Artakazezs reporting from NIgeria. I have battled with this problem for 48 hrs until i came upon this forum from google. I just follwed the solution which involved my deleting and recreating the logicall drives and re-running the operating system and wallah, the installation was completed without any further trouble.
                            I recommend this solution to all and FYI i was installing windows 2008 server o/s on a DL380 G5 hp proliant server running smartstart 8.15

                            Thanks man, u saved my sleep.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Installation of Windows 2008 Standard fails to proceed on DL380..

                              I'll bookmark this solution. In a months time I'll be doing the same. Good choice of server by the way.

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