no choice of boot drive during install RRS feed

  • Question

  • RC1, like previous versions still uses the first HDD available.

    But it should be possible to use the biggest HDD available.


    I had no choice but t to start again, remove the power plug from unwanted (older and smaller pata HDD) drives.

    I added the other HDD later.


    So my suggestion is to add the choice of boot drive, or advise to remove smaller drives during first install.



    Friday, June 15, 2007 7:37 AM


  • Since WHS is going to be primarily distributed pre-installed on hardware like the HP MediaSmart Server, this probably isn't a major consideration. But in order to force a particular drive, you could use your BIOS (if it supports that, many don't) or you could swap drives/connectors until the one you want to install on is the one presented first. Or, as you did, you can remove other drives to force a choice.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 12:00 PM