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Problem installing Windows XP on a Dell PowerEdge 1850 (SCSI drives, no floppy)

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I'm trying to install Windows XP on a server with SCSI drives and no floppy drive. The instructions say:

"If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI driver downloaded from the VMware Web site or the LSI Logic SCSI driver downloaded from the LSI Logic Web site, you must take some special steps at this point in the installation process. As the Windows XP installer loads, press the F6 key. This allows you to select the additional SCSI driver required for installation. Press S to specify the additional driver. After you specify the SCSI driver, press Enter to continue with setup."

When pressing "S" the only option is to locate the driver in the "A drive".

What I'd imagine I'd like to do is pop out the install CD, replace it with a CD that has the driver on it.
But there is no way to browse to other disks at this point. WIndows XP install insists on the "A drive."

The file I've downloaded containing the driver is: vmscsi-1.2.0.4.flp

Please help if you can. I saw this question asked in June of 2003 and there were no good answers.
Maybe someone's learned since then. Thanks in advance.
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