Does it see any drives? You could try loading the driver and see if that helps, choose the hard drive package http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=K0JJG
Thanks for replying, I was not notified that you had.
The Windows install program does see the RAID drives and at times has even tried to partition the drive to a 2TB (it is a 5TB vdisk) but even prior to that activity it complains that BIOS is not presenting the drive as installable.
I also loaded PERC drivers via USB during the install when it allows you to. This made no difference.
I suspect the problem has to do with BIOS. It is not allowing me to present the VDISK as a bootable disk. When I tried to install off of a USB thumb drive (vs the USB DVD drive) the BIOS will allow me to specify the "C:" drive as a boot option. That option is not available otherwise.
It sounds like it is trying to install the drive and an MBR and not a GPT partition. In the system settings is it set to UEFI boot mode?
I tried both BIOS and UEFI.
The main POST screen shows 0 virtual drives being managed by BIOS.
The POST screen shows:
0 Non-RAID Disk(s) found on the host adapter
0 Non-RAID Disk(s) handled by BIOS
2 Virtual Drive(s) found on the host adapter.
0 Virtual Drive(s) handled by BIOS
I have the internal RAID controller disabled (as I don't have any drives in the internal bays). I did try this with the internal controller enabled also...
I should also mention that I verified the PERC H730 Mini setup is configured to use the first virtual disk as the "Select Boot Device".
So, I worked with Randall Thompson and we figured out that I needed to select UEFI mode AND use the Lifecycle Controller. The video I watched for this product instructed me to use BIOS not UEFI.
The suspicion is that the 6TB (RAID1) virtual disk was too much for BIOS.