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  • I have a simple setup with an Intel DH61DLB mobo and an Intel i3-2100t processor with 4bg and an SSD drive. Windows Home Server 2011 install fails right after I select the drive for installation, the last lines of the log file are listed below. I have no idea how else to proceed, the install doesn't seem to offer a way to provide optimized drivers and what not.

    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] Launching Windows Setup
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Setup Collecting User Data -------------------------------------------
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for DefaultLanguage
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: No value supplied, using default value AUTO
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for DefaultKeyboard
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Skipping optional configuration, no value specified
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for DefaultLocale
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Skipping optional configuration, no value specified
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for DefaultTimeZone
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Skipping optional configuration, no value specified
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for DefaultServerName
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: No value supplied, using default value Server
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] WARNING: Unable to verify computer name availability due to network error 2136
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for Drivers
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Using UI specified value
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for InstallDisk
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Using UI specified value
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for SystemPartitionType
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Populating internal setting from existing data
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: MBR firmware detected
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: GetFirmwareEnvironmentVariableW indicated required partition type 1 (Status: 1)
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for SystemPartitionActive
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Populating internal setting from existing data
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for SystemPartitionFormat
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Populating internal setting from existing data
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for MSRPartitionType
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Populating internal setting from existing data
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for WindowsPartitionID
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: No value supplied, using default value AUTO
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Getting configuration for WindowsPartitionSize
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: No value supplied, using default value 61440
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] INFO: Calculated pre system partition remaining space as: 63917350912
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] ERROR: Specified partition size is too large to support a data partition, maximum possible is: 50716 MB (Alternatively, use MAX to span the whole disk)
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] ERROR: The value chosen for this setting is invalid
    [TRACE] UIBackend::Launch : Exited (0x80004005)
    [7/30/2011 5:02:09 AM  2e8] Failed to launch Windows Setup

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 5:22 AM

Answers

  • How large is your SSD? Minimum size for a system disk in Windows Home Server 2011 (stated here) is 160 GB.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by Ken Warren Saturday, July 30, 2011 11:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by pablolie Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:27 PM
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 11:54 AM
  • pablolie

    That's probably a good thing as you can now use your SSD for something more appropriate - total overkill for a Server. For your information, here are the system requirements:

    Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

    • Windows Home Server 2011 server software is a 64-bit only operating system.
    • You can install the server software either manually or unattended.
    • System Requirements:
      • 1.4 GHz x64 processor.
      • 2 GB RAM
      • At least one 160 GB hard drive.
    • NTFS is the only supported file system.
    • Supported Networking Configuration:
      1. Your server computer must be connected via a network cable to a router.
      2. The router should be a UPnP-certified device, but it is not required.
      3. The router should be in the 192.168.x.x subnet, but it is not required.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by pablolie Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:47 AM
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:35 PM

All replies

  • How large is your SSD? Minimum size for a system disk in Windows Home Server 2011 (stated here) is 160 GB.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by Ken Warren Saturday, July 30, 2011 11:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by pablolie Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:27 PM
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 11:54 AM
  • Thanks so much. Believe it or not I had looked for system specs, and yet had not come cross that minimum requirements - which is exactly the issue. The SSD is 80GB. There is another disk, for data, that is 2TB. My idea was to install the system on the SSD and all data repositories on the 2TB HD. Guess it doesn't work that way. :P
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:29 PM
  • pablolie

    That's probably a good thing as you can now use your SSD for something more appropriate - total overkill for a Server. For your information, here are the system requirements:

    Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

    • Windows Home Server 2011 server software is a 64-bit only operating system.
    • You can install the server software either manually or unattended.
    • System Requirements:
      • 1.4 GHz x64 processor.
      • 2 GB RAM
      • At least one 160 GB hard drive.
    • NTFS is the only supported file system.
    • Supported Networking Configuration:
      1. Your server computer must be connected via a network cable to a router.
      2. The router should be a UPnP-certified device, but it is not required.
      3. The router should be in the 192.168.x.x subnet, but it is not required.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by pablolie Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:47 AM
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:35 PM