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Anonymous
a b α HP
March 4, 2005 6:43:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

We use a scripted installation with a winnt.sif on floppy and the original
W2003-product CD for the installation of our Windows 2003 servers.

Now I have a new series of servers (HP DL360 G4 with smart array 6i), which
are not supported by the Windows 2003 driver (Windows finds no hard disks,
when starting the setup; pressing F6 and add the SCSI driver from HP suceeds,
but at the end of the installation windows reboots permanently).

I now tried to integrate the HP drivers in this scripted installation, but I
am not successful yet. In KB 816299 I read "This procedure cannot be used in
conjunction with a winnt.sif file when starting up from a CD for
installation". So does that mean, that I do not have any chance to integrate
additional mass storage drivers in this way of installing a server?

Or does anybody have a way, how to integrate additional SCSI-drivers in a
CD-based, scripted installation?
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 4, 2005 5:51:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi,

You may have to hack TXTSETUP.SIF

Not a lot of fun!

Before you do that, you should first fix the permanent rebooting
problem. Windows has a moronic setting telling it to "reboot
automatically" on a STOP error. If you can get to the desktop, you can
disable it by right-clicking "My Computer", then "Properties|Advanced",
then "Startup and Recovery". Disable "Automatically reboot".

If you can't get to the desktop, use the recovery console and hack the
setting.

Reboot the server, this time it should give a blue screen. Make a note
of the exact part of startup where it occurs, then write it all down
accurately, and post on here or phone your server company with the info.

Ulrich Schulte wrote:

> We use a scripted installation with a winnt.sif on floppy and the original
> W2003-product CD for the installation of our Windows 2003 servers.
>
> Now I have a new series of servers (HP DL360 G4 with smart array 6i), which
> are not supported by the Windows 2003 driver (Windows finds no hard disks,
> when starting the setup; pressing F6 and add the SCSI driver from HP suceeds,
> but at the end of the installation windows reboots permanently).
>
> I now tried to integrate the HP drivers in this scripted installation, but I
> am not successful yet. In KB 816299 I read "This procedure cannot be used in
> conjunction with a winnt.sif file when starting up from a CD for
> installation". So does that mean, that I do not have any chance to integrate
> additional mass storage drivers in this way of installing a server?
>
> Or does anybody have a way, how to integrate additional SCSI-drivers in a
> CD-based, scripted installation?


--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 9, 2005 3:29:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Thanks Gerry,

but I do not have any chance to get into the recovery console or save
mode...the server reboots permanently after the textmode portion of the setup.

What would help me: Is it possible to replace the SCSI-driver for Smart
Array 6x controllers on the Windows Setup CD with the newer driver from HP? I
replace the cpqcissm.sys in the driver.cab and deleted the cqqcissm.sy_ in
the i386-folder, but this had no success. Does anybody now, what steps to do
to replace a driver on the Windows 2003 installation CD?

"Gerry Hickman" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> You may have to hack TXTSETUP.SIF
>
> Not a lot of fun!
>
> Before you do that, you should first fix the permanent rebooting
> problem. Windows has a moronic setting telling it to "reboot
> automatically" on a STOP error. If you can get to the desktop, you can
> disable it by right-clicking "My Computer", then "Properties|Advanced",
> then "Startup and Recovery". Disable "Automatically reboot".
>
> If you can't get to the desktop, use the recovery console and hack the
> setting.
>
> Reboot the server, this time it should give a blue screen. Make a note
> of the exact part of startup where it occurs, then write it all down
> accurately, and post on here or phone your server company with the info.
>
> Ulrich Schulte wrote:
>
> > We use a scripted installation with a winnt.sif on floppy and the original
> > W2003-product CD for the installation of our Windows 2003 servers.
> >
> > Now I have a new series of servers (HP DL360 G4 with smart array 6i), which
> > are not supported by the Windows 2003 driver (Windows finds no hard disks,
> > when starting the setup; pressing F6 and add the SCSI driver from HP suceeds,
> > but at the end of the installation windows reboots permanently).
> >
> > I now tried to integrate the HP drivers in this scripted installation, but I
> > am not successful yet. In KB 816299 I read "This procedure cannot be used in
> > conjunction with a winnt.sif file when starting up from a CD for
> > installation". So does that mean, that I do not have any chance to integrate
> > additional mass storage drivers in this way of installing a server?
> >
> > Or does anybody have a way, how to integrate additional SCSI-drivers in a
> > CD-based, scripted installation?
>
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)
>
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Anonymous
a b α HP
March 9, 2005 11:33:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi Ulrich,

> but I do not have any chance to get into the recovery console or save
> mode...the server reboots permanently after the textmode portion of the setup.

Doesn't it have "Press F8" like wot you used to get in Windows 2000 when
it starts up?

On XP, it's something like "hold down CTRL". I've never used XP or 2003,
but there must be an option?

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 16, 2005 8:23:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Thanx Gerry,

I gave up now and buileded a network-based unattended setup, which works
fine apart from one point - but I will post a new topic for that.

Regards
Ulrich

"Gerry Hickman" wrote:

> Hi Ulrich,
>
> > but I do not have any chance to get into the recovery console or save
> > mode...the server reboots permanently after the textmode portion of the setup.
>
> Doesn't it have "Press F8" like wot you used to get in Windows 2000 when
> it starts up?
>
> On XP, it's something like "hold down CTRL". I've never used XP or 2003,
> but there must be an option?
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)
>
!