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there are 2 drives in raid installed - the system can install  6 drives in total - OS = server 2003
i want to make a bootable CD for this server - question is what driver do i install from this page??

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=430581&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=1005

i can unpack the exe file and put it on a cd then  -correct?
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by:andyalder
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HP ProLiant Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver for Windows Server 2003 (American, International).

It would be better to do a SmartStart install though since that installs the drivers for you plus all the goodies such as network drivers, ACU, SNMP monitoring etc.. Boot SmartStart CD, use the ACU under diagnostics option to create the array, then use the assisted installation option to install Windows. SmartStart is listed there under Software - CD-ROM (1).
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by:nobus
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andyalder - that is chinese for me - can you explain a bit??
ionly understood the first line, not the rest
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HP provide a CD called SmartStart that installs Windows for you. You boot the SmartStart CD, select assisted installation, pick the OS and after answering a few questions it copies on a pre-installer and then asks you to put the Windows CD in. All the drivers are put on automatically that way there is no need to slipstream them onto a Windows boot CD.

Click the link you posted and then click the + next to Software - CD-ROM (1) to download the CD.
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ah - ok; that sounds like what i need; will try it and post back
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that works fine - tx for that - i made a bootable usb stick for it
my goal is to run ntpassword - or similar; it runs ok - but misses the driver needed
Do you happen to know how to insert the driver for ntpassword??
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by:andyalder
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Didn't realise you weren't going to install Windows, SmartStart installer is no good for that.

If you're running http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/ then it's Linux based, not sure which version of Linux you should pick though.
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by:nobus
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i'm not installing anything
i want to erase the password, but ntpassword needs the driver - and it's not easy to get it instlalled, since i'm nut used to linux
are ther e no other tools that you know?
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Found this: suggests the driver is already included in ntpasswd but you have to autoprobe twice since first time it picks up the driver for the unused non-RAID controller that's on the mobo.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/a-password-reset-utility-that-really-works.40430/

"You have to “autoprobe” one time for each SCSI controller that you have. I had to do it twice, once for the “cciss” driver, and once for the “aic7xxx” driver."

(cciss is the Smart Array controller driver that's included in ntpasswd).
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by:nobus
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andyalder -tx, that looks like good info
so my procedure will be :
1-download driver for linux OS
2-unpack the driver
3-put files on usb stick
4-run ntpassword - probe 2x
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by:nobus
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i downloaded the driver cpq_cciss-2.6.20-23.rhel4.i686.rpm
do i need to unpack it further somehow??
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by:andyalder
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The driver is included with ntpasswd, you just have to autoprobe for it twice as far as I can see.
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by:nobus
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i tried even more than 2x but no dice
i'll look if i can find something else
it evenshows the loaded drivers, and cciss is one of them
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by:nobus
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i could not get ntpassword to show the drive - or OS
but i found an article about the DART for Windows versions - saying that V5 was the only one working for server2003    http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/q-what-version-diagnostics-and-recovery-toolkit-dart-do-i-need-repair-different-os

...and i remembered having just that - so i t ried it - and it worked fine
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by:nobus
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i guess this answers best the question i asked
but i solved the underlying Q myself
TX to andyalder anyway ! great help
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