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Windows server 2008 R2

  • NAS / RAID
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
May 31, 2011 11:06:06 AM

have a server GATEWAY GR380 F1 with 4 HDDs each one 1 terra.
the problem is i cant install windows ... i already create the raid and install the operating system installation from the cd drive, but while im installing it show me no bootable and cant change it anymore .

wondering if i made the wrong raid, i tested the raid 0 and raid 5 those both didnt work and have the same problem it says some partition unllocated and u cant create it or install on the other one.

so plz can anyone help which raid should be create, it seems my problem with the raid, and is that correct to create the raid with the ctrl+i ?

best regards.

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a c 415 G Storage
May 31, 2011 3:13:10 PM

If the server has hardware RAID then there's a chance that you'll need to load its driver during the installation process before Windows will be able to see the volume.
June 1, 2011 6:12:38 AM

what do u mean by this and how i can load it ..
btw i tried with 3 hdd it works, and the bootable say yes.
does that mean the limit is 3 hdds or 2.7 terra ? or should be 5 hdds ?
a c 415 G Storage
June 1, 2011 4:51:06 PM

If you're creating a RAID volume that's larger than 2TB then it needs to be set up with GPT partitions, and you can only boot from it if the motherboard has an EFI BIOS and you're using a 64-bit version of Windows 7.