I'm attempting to install Windows 2003 R2 Standard on and IBM Xseries 345. I created 3 different RAID arrays. Array 1 has 3 disks at RAID 5, Array 2 is 2 Disks at RAID 1 and Array 3 is just 1 disk. The problem is when I attempt to install Windows 2003 R2 Standard. It begins just fine, I'm able to boot off the disk and start the initial setup, I'm able to select the correct partition to install Windows and then it copies over all the Windows setup files to the drive. The problem is that once the machine reboots, it never goes back to finish the setup. It just hangs with the classic IBM F1/Floppy/Drive image (can't IBM come up with someone new? I mean I remember seeing that back since the 286 days, but I digress).
I saw out on the IBM website that I believe this is a known issue, basically they are saying that Microsoft enumerates the partitions in reverse order, and when the operating system goes to reboot, it can't find the correct partition, and the workaround was to select Disk 0/ ID 0/ Bus 0 to install Windows Server on. However I'm not exactly sure how or where to do that. There was 'fix' on Microsoft's site, however it does me no good at all, as it's an executable that must be run, however I have no OS to run the executable yet.
Has anyone come across this ? Any solutions ? Any help would be much appreciated...