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Netfinity 5600  8664-71Y  Can't get it to boot to my server 2k8 CD.

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Alright, so I have used serveRAID 5.1 to set up my server.  I get through with the configuration and it has a problem with 2 of the Seagate Drives I am using, both of which are 40g whereas the IBM HDDs are 20g.  All it is saying is that it isn't an IBM drive.  It shouldn't effect it.  Then I also am getting an error saying that the Controller 1 version mismatch. This sucks because I have 6.10 on flash and BIOS but my drivers say 5.1.  I can't find any software that will allow this to boot right.  Can someone help me here???
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by:exx1976
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Uhh, ServeRAID 5.1??   I'd head out to IBM's site and download the latest ISO of ServeRAID manager and upgrade all your stuff..   That server is pretty old..  I'm guessing like a 4M or 4Mx card?  Upgrade the firmware and BIOS to the latest version from the newest CD and try it again..   They are up to ServeRAID 9.0 now..

Download from here:

https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-61707&brandind=5000008


This version supports all the way back to the ServeRAID 4 family of cards.
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by:gbbnarch
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I downloaded the most recent version of ServeRAID 9.0  And I can't get it to boot into the program.   So far the latest I can get it to boot into is 6.1.  And it still won't boot from my server 2k8 cd
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Server 2k8 is not a CD, it's a DVD..  That sould be part of the problem.  That server is so old I don't think it has a DVD drive in it, does it?
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by:gbbnarch
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Wow, I feel kinda dumb.  I can try to find an external DVD player.  Or do you think I can split the DVD up onto multiple CDs?
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I doubt you can split it up, the installer wouldn't know how to handle it.

That server is so old it may not support booting from a USB DVD drive.  You'd have to find an external SCSI one.

I'd just grab an IDE one, open the case, hang it from an IDE cable, and then take it out and close the box up after the install.
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