We have a Dell PE SC1425 that has no floppy controller and I cannot find the original OS install disk. When I try to boot into Server 2003 SBS or Enterprise installer, it requires me to use F6 to identify the SATA RAID controller - which I have the drivers d/l from Dell. This works @ the beginning and lets me get through the choose partition section of the install. However, once it begins making a list of "files to copy" it pops up & says to insert the RAID disk driver into A:
I have confirmed its in there & tried a USB floppy drive, along with the emulation recommended by Dell (http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R180314&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=245713
), both with the same result.
It seems like once the partition setup runs, it loses the USB drive / emulation...