NT 4.0 install fails due to > 1 GB drive issues on a 9.1GB SCSI in an IBM Intellistation Pro (6889)
Posted on 2003-03-24
I'm trying to load NT 4.0 onto an IBM Intellistation Pro (6889) that has an on-board Adaptec AIC-7889 SCSI controller.
1) The current SCSI-Select utility (ver 1.3) shows that large disk translation is "enabled".
2) However, during the NT 4.0 install, and after successfully installing the new Adaptec drivers from floppy (ver 2.1), the installation fails after the "> 1 GB drive found" warning screen, with the following message:
"Setup is unable to locate the hard drive partition prepared by the MS-DOS portion of Setup. When you run the MS-DOS Windows NT Setup program, you must specify a temporary drive that is supported by Windows NT.
Setup is unable to continue ..."
3) The drive is an IBM Katana 9.1 GB Ultra Wide SCSI at ID=0 with a single 900MB DOS partition.
4) I just flashed the BIOS to the newest (ver 43a). However, the install was failing the same before this also.