This is a related question:
I now have my DELL SC440 server with two SATA drives. I am doing something different than Nick did. I am trying to install it from scratch as opposed to imaging the old server's SCSI drive onto the new server's SATA drive.
I am having trouble getting DOS 6.2.2 to format a slice of the unformatted hard drive into a C:\ drive. It begins and goes through the process then gives a message saying that 'errors were detected' and that the hard drive format is incompatible with DOS 6.2.2.
I have tried installing a few ways:
A.1 Inserting a 6.2.2 boot disk and booting
A.2 switching in DOS setup disk #1 into floppy drive and running FDISK
A.3 formatting 200MB as Drive C:
A.4 running setup from Setup Disk #1 - this tells me that the format of C is not good and it should reformat it.
A.5 attempt to reformat via the setup program and it fails
I then booted with Partition Magic 8.0 disks and remove drive C:
B.1 Insert DOS 6.2.2 startup disk (now with all of Setup Disk #1 files on it)
B.2 After booting, the setup program runs automatically.
B.3 Attempt to format space as Drive C( though it doesn't ask about how big to make the partition). Setup fails.
I may go at it again starting with FDISK to get the partition size right. Maybe I'll create the partition with Partition Magic. Should it be FAT16?
Does anyone have any experience installing DOS onto SATA from scratch?
Thank you in advance for your help.