Monday, July 16, 2012 7:21 PM
I had installed Windows Server 8 Beta on my Testserver, a Dell Power Edge T105 without any Problems. After the RC 2012 was relaesed i decided to format the Hard Disk an make a new installation of RC 2012. But it is not possible. The installation Process allways asks me for a mass storage driver.
I have tried to load the nvidia nforce 4 drivers, without success.
- Changed Type Vincent HuModerator Monday, July 23, 2012 6:10 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:58 AMModerator
Did you install the system on the computer directly? As far as I know, on some professional server computer, you may need to run some 'initiator disk' from the computer manufacturer before you insert Windows Server installation disk.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:16 PM
I wasn't aware that nvida made storage drivers. Are you sure that is the storage device on your system? During the installation of the OS, at the point where it asks which partition to load the OS to, you have the option to select Load driver. This requires that you have the driver in some accessible format. If you are loading the OS from DVD, you can also place the appropriate mass storage driver on another CD/DVD and swap DVDs at this point, load the driver, place the OS DVD back into the reader, refresh the storage to see your device, and continue.
But, you have to find the right driver from Dell for this. It may be that the 2008 64-bit driver works fine. I know I'm still using the 2008 64-bit drivers for a number of devices on my systems.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:15 PM
Do you have your Nforce BIOS set at RAID or IDE? Is there an additional SATA controller on the motherboard? One of my NF boards also has a Promise SATA controller.
The latest Nforce driver is under Legacy and appears to be v10.3.0.46 WHQL. If it is not supported by the standard Microsoft AHCI-SATA-RAID-IDE drivers it must be considered obsolete. If the controller(s) are set at IDE mode it might still install.
Wow Nforce 4! I have not used any of my NF 4 systems in years.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 5:28 PM
I have downloaded all the Dell Stuff like SBUU, dell windows os install support pack. There is also an Instruction to Install W2K12 on Dell Servers.
But now the install Fails with "autorun.dll" not Found.
Monday, July 30, 2012 5:24 AMFind the Solution for this Problem: Dowload the ISO File again
Saturday, January 05, 2013 7:32 PMThe Dell T105 server can be installed from the final/production DVD image available. There is no need for any storage drivers, and all hardware on the T105 is supported 'out of the box'. The T105 does not ship with any on-board RAID, the SATA controller has exactly two choices in the latest BIOS (1.4.4) - Off or ATA Mode.