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3TB RAID 1 install failing RRS feed

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  • I am attempting to install WHS 2011 64bit on a new computer with two Hitachi 3TB drives in a RAID 1 configuration. So far my attempts have been "Unattended" installs, but each time I get back to the computer I have a screen saying "There was a problem during installation" and an option to Restart or view the error logs.

    When I look at the error logs, the only WARNING item is "No configuration file found", but in general the log files indicate some initializing, then displays my devices (a dvd-rom drive and my hard-drive).

    The last lines of the log file are:

    ...
    BIOS requested boot disk is \Device\Harddisk0 \Partition0
    Adding the specified system disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0 to the top of the drive list
    Boot disk found. Loading default string
    Getting static control to display the string
    Displaying the boot disk status message
    Did not find any drivers in the location specified
    Boot disk found. Loading default String
    Getting static control to display the string
    Displaying the boot disk status message
    User can't continue, leaving install button disabled
    Found applicable drive f:\<Path> (class=SCSIAdapter)
    Attempting to load driver X:\windows\INF\oem0.inf

    I'm afraid that's not much to go on. When I can I'll try the install again and watch it more closely to see where it fails.

    FYI, I'm using the following:
    GIGABYTE 880GA-UD3H motherboard
    2 Hitachi 7200 RPM 3TB drives (RAID 1 configuration using AMD SB850 RAID drivers) 
    Asus DVD burner

    My BIOS has the CD-Rom set as the first boot device, and harddisk as the second.

    Any idea what is wrong?

    Friday, September 2, 2011 1:52 PM

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  • "My BIOS has the CD-Rom set as the first boot device, and harddisk as the second.

    Any idea what is wrong?"

    Set your hard disk as the first and the DVD as the second boot device.


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    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
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    <jerrobertson> wrote in message news:7c859c52-7e02-4c04-9808-4f6d1e7965b6@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I am attempting to install WHS 2011 64bit on a new computer with two Hitachi 3TB drives in a RAID 1 configuration. So far my attempts have been "Unattended" installs, but each time I get back to the computer I have a screen saying "There was a problem during installation" and an option to Restart or view the error logs.

    When I look at the error logs, the only WARNING item is "No configuration file found", but in general the log files indicate some initializing, then displays my devices (a dvd-rom drive and my hard-drive).

    The last lines of the log file are:

    ...
    BIOS requested boot disk is \Device\Harddisk0 \Partition0
    Adding the specified system disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0 to the top of the drive list
    Boot disk found. Loading default string
    Getting static control to display the string
    Displaying the boot disk status message
    Did not find any drivers in the location specified
    Boot disk found. Loading default String
    Getting static control to display the string
    Displaying the boot disk status message
    User can't continue, leaving install button disabled
    Found applicable drive f:\<Path> (class=SCSIAdapter)
    Attempting to load driver X:\windows\INF\oem0.inf

    I'm afraid that's not much to go on. When I can I'll try the install again and watch it more closely to see where it fails.

    FYI, I'm using the following:
    GIGABYTE 880GA-UD3H motherboard
    2 Hitachi 7200 RPM 3TB drives (RAID 1 configuration using AMD SB850 RAID drivers)
    Asus DVD burner

    My BIOS has the CD-Rom set as the first boot device, and harddisk as the second.

    Any idea what is wrong?


    BullDawg
    Friday, September 2, 2011 2:09 PM
  • I'll give that a shot on my next try, but I'm a little doubtful, since if I choose to restart the machine and also choose not to boot from CD then the POST screen simply says "No operating system"
    Friday, September 2, 2011 3:22 PM
  • On my machine, I can hit "F12" to boot from the CD/DVD even when I do not have the CD/DVD first in the boot priority.


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    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
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    <jerrobertson> wrote in message news:27ca64f0-bc20-4988-8111-2d82df837caa@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I'll give that a shot on my next try, but I'm a little doubtful, since if I choose to restart the machine and also choose not to boot from CD then the POST screen simply says "No operating system"


    BullDawg
    Friday, September 2, 2011 3:35 PM
  • First, does WSH 2011 support 3TB HDD? because I don't think so.
    • Marked as answer by jerrobertson Saturday, September 3, 2011 6:45 PM
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 5:31 AM
  • I thought the 64-bit version would, but I'll look into that... maybe I need to partition it...
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 6:47 AM
  • Splitting it into two partitions seems to have done the trick. Thanks!
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 6:45 PM