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Loading OS on different hard drives

I have three hard drives, I want to load a different OS on each drive. How do I do this. Am new to Microsoft

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Re: loading OS on different hard drives

Firstly you would have to at least tell us what operating systems you are planning to use. then the process could be outlined in detail.

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Use the IBM configuration disk and it should be able to prepare the server for what ever OS you need to install. If you don't have it then, try redoing RAID and reformat the hard drives and try again..You can probably hit F6 during the initial portion of the install and supply the necessary SATA drivers on a floppy and get it to install. You will probably need a USB floppy though unless your server has a floppy drive.

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  • 2 Press "F8" to accept the Microsoft License Agreement.
  • 3 Create a new partition to install the operating system onto by selecting the "Unpartitioned Space" and pressing "C." If there is no unpartitioned space, highlight and delete all of the other partitions on the hard drive by pressing "D." Set the partition size to the "Maximum Size" and press "Enter."
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  • If you delete old partitions from the hard drive to install Windows Server 2003, you will lose all information on those partitions.

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