Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

SBS2008 install fail  ESRTII S3420GP

Posted on 2011-09-22
1
Medium Priority
?
633 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Tried using Intel DA and it fails because ti will only ecept an R2 version of the Opsys so fails to allow load of SBS2008 [Server2008sp2].

So tried using SBS DVD and flash drive w/ESRTII drivers. After getting drivers from flash drive it fails saying it can't access the CD/DVD drive (which is also on the ESRTII hardware.)

0
Comment
Question by:tuckertf
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
tuckertf earned 0 total points
ID: 36582936
OK, I solved it and will record here so others may not have to go through this

Original Config  Intel S3420GP Board, Two Drives in Raid 1 ESRTII Config; CD/DVD shows up as part of the ESRTII config when you boot. Flash Drive has ESRTII drivers on it.

Boot from CD, Select Install, will ask various ??'s re: User, server name, etc. and then will get to panel where it would show available Partitions. IT SHOWS the ESRTII .5TB Raid 1 Partition. At this point you can choose to click on Load Driver or not, it doesn't matter, the same thing happens, After clicking Next, the install fails right as it would being "Copying Files ...". The message shown says it is missing software necessary to connect to the CD/DVD (the same one it has been talking to for the last few minutes!) ...

After many different tries varying various variables I finally decided to attached my USB CD/DVD RW. I then, in the BIOS, configured it as the 1st boot device, and the ESRTII as the second. I also had the Flash Drive plugged in.

I booted to the DVD. This time when it got to the panel where it showed the partitions available, It did NOT SHOW ANY. I clicked load driver, selected the ESRTII driver from the flash drive. The process now showed the ESRTII Raid 1 partition, and when I hit next, it started copying files!! The rest of the install was a piece of cake!



 
0

Featured Post

Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

The Exchange database may sometimes fail to mount owing to various technical reasons. A dismounted EDB file can be the source of many Exchange errors including mailbox inaccessibility for users. Resolving the root cause of mounting problems becomes …
Let us take a look at the scenario, you have a database that is corrupt and you run the ESEUTIL command only to find you are unable to repair it. How do you now get the data back?
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
From store locators to asset tracking and route optimization, learn how leading companies are using Google Maps APIs throughout the customer journey to increase checkout conversions, boost user engagement, and optimize order fulfillment. Powered …

601 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question