Does anyyone know if Win Xp Pro can be loaded onto a Dell PowerEdge R210, I have been reading about the R200 can be done successfully & I have also tried to do the same but with no success.
I can get it to the point of loading the SAS controller(no raid) driver but when the install goes to start I get the dredded BLUE SCREEN can anybody help please.
I know you say you are not using RAID,but which controller are the drives hooked up to? Are you using the SAS 5i, SAS 5/iR, or PERC (H800, H200, S100, S300) RAID controller? What driver (file name) are you using? Are you getting a 0x7b BSOD? At what point is it happening?
I am using Dell SAS 5x & 6x Controller driver XP 32 bit,
Th Stop message is as follows,
0x0000007B , ( 0xf78d2524, 0xc00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
It stops the install just after the start windows message of which is just after the drivers are loading after F6.
Is this the driver you are using (R165652)? ftp://ftp.dell.com/sas-raid/R165652.EXE
The drives are connected to the SAS 5/6, but the CDROM is probably connected to an onboard SATA port. Here is the driver for the onboard SATA controller. You will need to load both drivers at F6 using separate floppies, load one, erase, copy, then load the next, or you might be able to modify the textsetup.oem if you know how, although I have had mixed results doing this. You can also use nLiteOS.com to integrate both drivers into your XP media.
Another Does your XP CD have SP2? If not, you may need to use nLiteOS.com to slipstream the Service Pack into your installation media too.
Looking great at the moment theflash1932, the advice you have supplied has got my install further than it has gone before so I I will keep you posted as to the outcome.
I am using XP Pro with SP2.
Great advice there theflash1932 thank you very much for your help.
I want to install Win XP in a R210 too, but I've been having some trouble with it. I read this thread and I tried to do what theflash says unsuccessfully. I've made a Win XP SP2 CD with R165652 and R230504 drivers slipstreamed using nlite (including them as PnP drivers) and it's not working. I have a SAS 6/iR Adapter Card configured in RAID1 and the motherboard integrated controller is configured in ATA mode. The drives are connected to the SAS.
I've also tried to load the drivers using F6 during the installation, but when the moment comes, the installer can't find any drive. If I try to install W2k3 or Vista, the drives are detected without any problem.
What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help me, please?
Edit: Sorry about the "Suggested Answer". I pressed the wrong button. This is my first post.
With nLite, you should be slipstreaming as Text-Mode drivers.
Did you have to change your onboard SATA controller to be in ATA mode?
When loading drivers from floppy ... did you load BOTH drivers (SAS 6 and chipset)?
There is a point while loading drivers from floppy where Windows may tell you that it already has a driver you can use, and you have to hit S to use the driver on the floppy or Enter to continue (with the Windows driver) ... are you positive you hit S? It is a mistake I make all the time, if I'm not paying attention, but if you do not hit S, then it will not use the driver you loaded, and since the Windows driver doesn't actually work, it will not see any drives.
First of all, thanks for your answer.
ATA mode is the default option in the onboard SATA controller.
I made two floppies, each one with a different driver (SAS6 R230504 and chipset R165652). I'm sure that I hit "S" when asked. Then I had to load both drivers using my two floppies.
I'm going to make the CD slipstreaming the drivers as text mode as you say and try again. I'll edit this post with the results.
I'm trying to slipstream the correct driver into my XP installation but instead of the SAS controller you listed here I'm using the PERCS300. Can you point me to the correct driver for this solution?