Proliant DL580 G7 Flash Media Kit
Posted on 2013-01-27
I have a 2xDL580 G7 with an HP 4GB Flash Media Kit installed. I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 on these units and I'm having no luck at all.
At the point where you would select your destination partition for the OS install, I see the required drive and highlight it, then click Next. At this point I get a 'We can't use this partition.....unable to locate a partition, blah blah .....' error from the Windows installer. I have installed the array driver (P410i Smart Array) and I can select the drive (I even formatted it from this screen) but when I click 'Next' I get the error.
I have reviewed all the documentation available and SmartStart is not an option as Win2012 is not supported and, of course, Intelligent Provisioning doesn't apply to G7 or earlier. I think the problem is the Flash Media Kit as I read elsewhere that other techs where having issues installing Windows Server 2012 when there were extra drives. The Flash drive doesn't show in the list but, I think, it is getting in the way anyway.
So to my question - Does anyone know how to either disable the Flash Media Kit or physically remove it?
Thanks for any help/guidance you can offer