Building a Server with a Stripe Array question
Posted on 2003-03-18
Ok. This is my first server in building it with a stripe array.
Compaq Presario 1850r
2 PIIIs (second just added)
1 gig Ram (just upgraded from 128)
4 35.4 array drives (approx 142 gig)
latest bios firmware installed
-To be a SQL 2000 Server
-4 gig primary C partition
-rest to be striped
-hardware array intended...not OS
-everthing but the drives were installed and booted up with no problems with old hard drive.
-new compaq drives installed ("no system disk installed message" but I do have Compaq's Array Util downloaded for configuring)
PLAN: IS THIS CORRECT
-this what I've gotten so far in getting past the "no system dis.."
-I started loading NT Server 4 and of course it only sees the one drive even though the system during boot-up, recognizes the all the drives and all hardware
-during the nt4 install, I got a msg that it could not install onto a partition w/o it being formatted and I COULD not get it to do it via the setup
1 - DO I format FAT with a boot disk?
2 - restart and hopefully get past it and re-format NTFS?
3 - once OS is installed, setup the array and striping via the Compaq Util Firmware?
Any help would be more than appreciated.