Hi...i have a server of x series 226 IBM, and i want to formatted it by RAID so when i m formatting it then press F6 key its. requiered the floppy so i want to kow which driver i installed in floppy to formatted my server pls suggest me..
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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
Insert your Microsoft Server 2003 Installation disc into
the CD/DVD-ROM drive and boot the server from the installation disc.
Microsoft Setup will load the files it needs to perform an installation.
Press "Enter" to setup and install Windows.
Press "F8" to accept the Microsoft License Agreement.
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."
Format your new partition with the "NTFS" or the "NTFS
(Quick)" option. Windows setup will format your hard drive and load the
installation files. Your IBM Netfinity will restart and installation
Select language and regional setup information, then
press "Next." Enter your name and company name, then press "Next." Enter
your Windows 2003 Server Product Key and press "Next."
Select the licensing mode you would prefer to use and
press "Next." Create an administrative account and password and press
"Next." Enter the current time and time zone and press "Next."
Setup your Network information by naming the server and defining how it will connect through the net.
Press "Next" to navigate through the network setup screens. Windows
Setup will finish the installation process and provide you with a log-in
screen to use your computer.
If you delete old partitions from the hard drive to install Windows
Server 2003, you will lose all information on those partitions.
first you need to prepare the scsi drives ie host raid adapter scsi drivers are server raid cotroller 6 scsi drivers by using the serevr raid support cd dikettitools proper os drivers to floppy and boot with widows cd at the time starting boot press f6 to specify the scsi drivers then all scsi hdd will detect for installatio.
What is is OS? Do you need the drivers for the for the RAID controller? Which variant of the 226 is it? Feel free to contact me through my website on business servers, especially if you're near Rockville, MD
Make sure that the motherboard and/or disk controller recognize the drives during POST.
Then check and see if IBM has a server installation CD-ROM that you can use boot the server and automatically load the correct drivers to prep for the OS install. I have downloaded installation CD ISO files from HP and Dell that walked me right through the OS install.
Another important consideration is that servers frequently use disk controllers that are not included in the operating system's driver files.
For example, when installing Windows OS on a RAID controller you must press F6 immediately after the installation CD-ROM starts up.
Later in the installation you will be prompted to insert a 1.44 diskette with the driver for your RAID controller.
The only challenge is to find the correct version of the driver and get it on a diskette.
You mention on boot that the server shows a logical drive of 158GB, which obviously means the server is detecting the drives ok.
Quite often Windows doesn't have the correct drivers to support systems using RAID controllers such as IBM ServerRaid, so this is probably why the setup CD states "No HDD detected, press F3 to reboot". When the Windows Setup CD Boots, it should at some point (on the blue screen) at the bottom of the screen state something like "Press F6 to load additional drivers". If you can get the correct drivers from IBM website, and load them by pressing F6, Windows should be able to see the drives ok. Hopefully it will then be able to successfully repair the error.