hammie2k
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PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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Having issues installing the R2 version of SBS2003 standard server.  It goes through the pre-load OK but when it re-boots to start the Windows install it blue screens with an IRQ_NOT_EQUAL error.

The Dell DVD is from December 09 and I have tried one from May 08 but that one just fails to launch.

Any ideas ?

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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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It may not be a "supported" OS, but it will usually work anyway.  Here are a few more thoughts, in case you're still looking ...

  • Drivers will require 2003 SP2 to work.
  • SBUU often does not work with eopen VL media - but should work to boot directly to it.
  • Integrating two drivers can be problematic through F6 and more so through non-floppy methods.  Use nLiteOS.com to integrate both drivers into the media (and SP2 if it doesn't have it).
hammie2k
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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You need to download N-Lite as stated in the other persons post (www.nliteos.com)

Use your R2 SBS CD with the program but you will need to slipstream in the following to make it work.

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Intel Chipset driver for 2003

RAID card driver

Then use N-Lite to make a new ISO image with these included.

Boot off the Dell CD and use the modded ISO image to install Windows and it will work.

Please be aware Dell advise this is NOT a support OS so if you ever call them with an issue they may not help.

The above does work 100%

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hammie2k
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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*update*

Right I have dusted off the USB floppy drive and tried booting of the Windows CD and F6'ing the drivers but get the same result.

Everything suggests this server should support SBS2003 R2 but I can't get it to install.

Call to Dell me thinks

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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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Well, for the T110, you need both the RAID controller driver and the SATA driver (chipset) for the CD/DVD drive (assuming you have the drives connected to a RAID controller).  You can also download a new version SBUU (System Build and Update Utility) from the Support site.

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hammie2k
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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Tried all of that and still no joy... Same Blue Screen error after the pre-load.  Not sure what else to try now apart from logging a call with Dell Support

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hammie2k
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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*Update*

Spoke to Dell who say that 2003SBS R2 does NOT work on the T110 servers even though Server Standard R2 will

 

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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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It may not be a "supported" OS, but it will usually work anyway.  Here are a few more thoughts, in case you're still looking ...

  • Drivers will require 2003 SP2 to work.
  • SBUU often does not work with eopen VL media - but should work to boot directly to it.
  • Integrating two drivers can be problematic through F6 and more so through non-floppy methods.  Use nLiteOS.com to integrate both drivers into the media (and SP2 if it doesn't have it).
hammie2k
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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Cheers for the suggestions I'll give them ago.  I think the issue is the R2 version the customer has supplied me is SP1.

I'll post back if it works

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pauls_23
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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I'm also experiencing this issue. Has anyone found a solution?

I have 2003 sbs r2, with sp2 slipstreamed. And i'm also loading the lsi raid drivers from floppy.

Whatever i try it always ends in a blue screen.

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hammie2k
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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You need to download N-Lite as stated in the other persons post (www.nliteos.com)

Use your R2 SBS CD with the program but you will need to slipstream in the following to make it work.

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Intel Chipset driver for 2003

RAID card driver

Then use N-Lite to make a new ISO image with these included.

Boot off the Dell CD and use the modded ISO image to install Windows and it will work.

Please be aware Dell advise this is NOT a support OS so if you ever call them with an issue they may not help.

The above does work 100%

theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge T110 & SBS2003 R2

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The RAID driver is obviously so Windows can use the hard drives.  The Chipset driver is so Windows can use the DVD drive - without this one, you will still get a storage-related blue screen error (0x7b or similar). 

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