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Trying to install Server 2k8 Enterprise x64

We are trying to install Server 2008 Enterprise x64 on a HP Blade: ProLiant BL460c G1

I am using the iLO to KVM over IP to the server, once server boots to CD, the files load, I select which OS to actually install, THEN it asks for me to load drivers for the HD controller (similar to when you would load your RAID card drivers for a Dell Server in 2003).

I've got the drivers, they are resting on a thumb drive that is plugged into the dongle, but no matter which set of drivers I choose, I get the following error:

windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume

The the installation aborts and restarts. I've googled the crap out of this and can't find anything to actually help.

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Have you attempted the install using HP Insight Control?

JD_PowersAuthor Commented:
No we haven't, I don't know if that is going to be an option for our situation. I want to stick with a disc installation.
Can you first try to create RAID volume login by BIOS? (RAID 0 or RAID 5, Depend on your disk availability)

Then start the Windows 2008 installation by disc using through that drivers.
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Why aren't you using SmartStart? It puts the right drivers on for you, guides you through setting up RAID using the ACU and installs the OS automatically.
JD_PowersAuthor Commented:
We were able to solve the issue. Instead of formatting the HD partition where the install is going, we deleted the partition and just installed on an un-formatted HD. This apparently worked great, and we didn't even need 3rd party HD-controller drivers.

I appricate all the help and insight.
I do hope you wipe it out again and do it with SmartStart.
JD_PowersAuthor Commented:
Very good answer. Thanks.
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