I installed scounixware 7.1.1 on above server. It keeps on rebuilding kernel ... for ever. To overcome the problem, I wish to reinstall from CD.
However, I am not able to do fresh installation from CDROM. Instead of starting fresh installation from CD, server accesses installed sco unixware and goes in loop of rebuilding kernel...
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1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
If you want to configure raid 1 and install OS freshly then follow these steps.
1) make ready all the required h/w. 2) Swith on the server. 3) when post starts reading SA532 controller press F8 button . 4) you will enter into Raid card bios. 5) select View to know any existing logical drive. 6) select Create logical drive,select both hdd's by pressing space bar. 7) press F8 to confirm changes,save and exit. 8) Enter into bios and set the boot controller order smart array controller as 1st. 9) press escape button and restart the server. 10) boot with cdrom and proceed for os installation. 6)
if you have the windows XP disc. put it inside the cdrom drive then restart the computer. keep on tapping the F12 key once the computer is restarting. you will be rprompted with boot options. select your CDrom drive as boot device then hit enter. your computer should boot now using the cdrom. XP installation should be running now.
Have you tried another SCSI port , another SCSI card , another SCSI drive , swopping if it is card problem or drive or both problem ?.
If you have a spare SCSI hd , plug it in to same port and see if it works . Swop to another port and see if the spare SCSI hd works. Swop to another SCSI card and see if spare SCSI hd works.
All this elimination will narrow down the problem .
SCSI cards are not expensive ,.
old working SCSI hds don't cost you anything if you have them.
Sending out the server for servicing will cost you.
I presume you don't have a maintenance contract for this server .
If you have , get them down to settle it .
If you don't , after you settle this matter , make sure you get a maintenance contract for all your critical servers / equipment.
Maint Contracts seem expensive when nothing breaks down. However , when they do , it makes every worry go away.
Same solution as posted before if you need to boot from a DVD: take a Dell laptop CD/DVD combo drive, remove the screws and all and exchange the PowerVault CD drive unit with it. Same internal connector. Can't remember what model I stuck in, but I had to keep the front panel of the drive since it was slightly different, I probably could have glued it, but.... That's a server machine no one is ever going to see but me! :)
That also gave me a CD-Burner which is a decent addition in case you need to quickly burn a CD/make a backup/boot disk (like a "ultimate Windows CD" boot to fix anything that could go wrong).