dELL r710 configuration

Barry Fields
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I have an old dell r710 server with an embedded hardware RAID controller. This is to be a test box, it only has 1 1TB drive in it. I am unable to install an OS on this machine. I suspect that I must create a RAID which means I need another hard drive. Is this true? Also when I boot to system manager it states that no virtual disks have been configured
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Hi,

You.may have to still initialize the disk before it's available to the OS.

in addition, you may have to provide the RAID controller driver to the OS installer (e.g. Windows) in order for the installer to see the disk drive.

what is the error you see during the installation?
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He pointed me in the right direction
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Once I installed a hardware raid perc 6/i it has basically stated that I need at least 2 hard drives

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