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Problem w/ Clean Install of XP on Floppyless 8400

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Anonymous
September 5, 2004 10:13:58 PM

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Anyone have a work around for this issue? I need to provide the SATA RAID
drives during the initial setup but I don't have a floppy drive. Before I
open the PC up and add a floppy temporarily does anyone have a solution?

Also, I'm curious why Dell doesn't provide an Installation CD with these PC
like the one provided with their servers. That CD does the boot and dumps
all the proper drivers on the HD along with acquiring the OS info like CD
Key and Network setup. It also creates the utility partition. Personally,
I think it would be the best solution for this kind of problem.

--

Rob
Anonymous
September 5, 2004 10:23:52 PM

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Robert,
Have you consider creating a bootable CD with the Raid Drivers on it?

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Rich/rerat

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"Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:D Y-dncwzNtHtEqbcRVn-iQ@giganews.com...
Anyone have a work around for this issue? I need to provide the SATA RAID
drives during the initial setup but I don't have a floppy drive. Before I
open the PC up and add a floppy temporarily does anyone have a solution?

Also, I'm curious why Dell doesn't provide an Installation CD with these PC
like the one provided with their servers. That CD does the boot and dumps
all the proper drivers on the HD along with acquiring the OS info like CD
Key and Network setup. It also creates the utility partition. Personally,
I think it would be the best solution for this kind of problem.

--

Rob
Anonymous
September 5, 2004 10:26:08 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I saw that out on the Dell Forums. I assume there's now performance issues
doing this?

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Rob



"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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If you plan to install a raid, there is no work around (except a USB
floppy). If you plan to install one or more SATA hard drives not in a raid,
then you can make one change in setup as follows:

In the drive controller category, change RAID Autodetect/AHCI to RAID
Autodetect/ATA. Then you will not need to install the driver.

Then install XP as normal.





"Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D Y-dncwzNtHtEqbcRVn-iQ@giganews.com...
> Anyone have a work around for this issue? I need to provide the SATA RAID
> drives during the initial setup but I don't have a floppy drive. Before I
> open the PC up and add a floppy temporarily does anyone have a solution?
>
> Also, I'm curious why Dell doesn't provide an Installation CD with these
> PC
> like the one provided with their servers. That CD does the boot and dumps
> all the proper drivers on the HD along with acquiring the OS info like CD
> Key and Network setup. It also creates the utility partition.
> Personally,
> I think it would be the best solution for this kind of problem.
>
> --
>
> Rob
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 5, 2004 10:28:11 PM

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I had thought about it and may do so later but right now I just want to get
the system rebuilt.

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Rob
Q: "What did the redneck say right before he died?"
A: "Hey ya'all watch this!!"



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Robert,
Have you consider creating a bootable CD with the Raid Drivers on it?

--

Rich/rerat

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"Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Anyone have a work around for this issue? I need to provide the SATA RAID
drives during the initial setup but I don't have a floppy drive. Before I
open the PC up and add a floppy temporarily does anyone have a solution?

Also, I'm curious why Dell doesn't provide an Installation CD with these PC
like the one provided with their servers. That CD does the boot and dumps
all the proper drivers on the HD along with acquiring the OS info like CD
Key and Network setup. It also creates the utility partition. Personally,
I think it would be the best solution for this kind of problem.

--

Rob
Anonymous
September 6, 2004 4:21:51 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

None whatsoever.

"Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:6_GdndS39_7XD6bcRVn-oQ@giganews.com...
> I saw that out on the Dell Forums. I assume there's now performance
issues
> doing this?
>
> --
>
> Rob
>
>
>
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:3hM_c.16232$3D5.2384@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
> If you plan to install a raid, there is no work around (except a USB
> floppy). If you plan to install one or more SATA hard drives not in a
raid,
> then you can make one change in setup as follows:
>
> In the drive controller category, change RAID Autodetect/AHCI to RAID
> Autodetect/ATA. Then you will not need to install the driver.
>
> Then install XP as normal.
>
>
>
>
>
> "Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:D Y-dncwzNtHtEqbcRVn-iQ@giganews.com...
> > Anyone have a work around for this issue? I need to provide the SATA
RAID
> > drives during the initial setup but I don't have a floppy drive. Before
I
> > open the PC up and add a floppy temporarily does anyone have a solution?
> >
> > Also, I'm curious why Dell doesn't provide an Installation CD with these
> > PC
> > like the one provided with their servers. That CD does the boot and
dumps
> > all the proper drivers on the HD along with acquiring the OS info like
CD
> > Key and Network setup. It also creates the utility partition.
> > Personally,
> > I think it would be the best solution for this kind of problem.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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