Let me start off with this: I was given this server by a friend, and I figured it would be a great learning experience.
I am attempting to install Windows Server 2008 R2 from a USB drive. I have already formatted the USB drive using diskpart and set up the file system as fat32. Next I went to the Windows site and downloaded Windows Server 2008 R2 which is a NTI .iso file and dragged that into the newly formatted USB drive
On the server I already set 'USB Controller - on with bios support' and changed the hard disk drive sequence to have the 'hard disk-emulated USB flash device' at the very top.
Now on the boot sequence screen, after the Press <cntrl-e> for BMC setup, it says 'Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart'
What is wrong here? Shouldn't I be seeing a Windows Server set up screen? I'm sure there is something very basic I'm missing, but any help is appreciated.
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Did you set the partition to Active?
SELECT DISK 1 (if indeed '1')
CREATE PARTITION PRIMART
FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK
Here, you can usually just copy, but it is not as reliable as:
XCOPY M:\*.* /s/e/f U:
(Where M: is your mounted ISO or DVD and U: is your USB drive.)
Thanks! It seems like using XCOPY did the trick. Now this leads into my next question if you don't mind.
I am able to now boot into Install Windows, and I have placed my driver files on a SEPARATE USB. I am able to browse and locate the driver, and select where I want to install it. Once I enter the next screen Installing Windows screen, all 5 checkmarks load 100%, including 'Completing installation'. Then the server restarts and it will take me through this same entire process again once it loads up.
Is it possible the driver is incorrect?