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SBS 2008 Install on Poweredge 1900 fails

Trying to install SBS 2008 onto a Poweredge 1900 but hangs before getting to the screen for setting language and date and time. It does the loading files when booting from the DVD, switches to the usual left to right scrolling (green) bar than shortly after that it hangs. Most frustrating.

BIOS is latest (2.6.1), BMC (2.36/A10), optical drive even updated firmware on that.

Running two 160 SATA drives off the internal controller

RAM is upgraded from 2 GB (4x512MB) to 6 GB (4x512MB + 2x2GB - not optimal I know but no change running the 2x2GB)

Have tried using a WD 500 GB SATA drive as an install destination. No change

Have tried reburning the ISO and have also downloaded and tried abother ISO - no change - original ISO worked OK installing as a virtual machine on another box.

Currently out of ideas on how to get this thing any further. It has been happily running Server 2003 with no issues so hardware appears to be in good shape.

Open to suggestions.........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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nonnayabidness
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Re: SBS 2008 Install on Poweredge 1900 fails

Have got it sorted. Ended up going into the BIOS and disabled the demand based power management under the CPU options.

If that option is enabled, SBS 2008 will hang when starting, or fail to get the install going. Weird that Server 2003 Standard has no problem with it, but SBS 2008 does.

At least I have an OS on there now.

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Re: SBS 2008 Install on Poweredge 1900 fails

Hi ,

  This looks like intresting behavior. What is your full hardware config.? I don't see any direct relation between DBS and OS install hang.

Thanks.

 

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nonnayabidness
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Re: SBS 2008 Install on Poweredge 1900 fails

Original System Configuration follows: NOTE Did not come with a tape drive even though it is listed, additional RAM the only change from the original spec.

1 00035 INFO,NO KYBD REQUIRED
4 0U781 SCR,6-32X1/4",HX,TF,ZPS
1 21RMU No Additional Processor
1 23501 LBL,BRCD,SYSBOX,GNRC
1 23503 LBL,BRCD,TRACK,SYS,GNRC
2 2751P INFO,SW,UPTN,UPG,SV
1 2K421 INFO,COUNTRY,NZ,APCC
1 2K422 Mod Specs Info (New Zealand)
8 48480 SCR,6-32x1/4",HX,TF,ZPS,TRI-PT
1 4M147 SRV,UPTN,DSA,SV
1 57154 SRV,SW,FIST
1 65807 No Mouse
1 65808 INFO,NO MSE,VAL
1 7213U INFO,EDOCS-OPTION-ONLY
3 78967 POWER CORD,PWR,250V,2MTR,AUS
1 7N438 INFO,AUTRY VALIDATOR RESTRICT
1 800NK INFO,SW,W2K,12 GB PARTITION
1 8213U Electronic Instruction Manual (No hardcopy)
1 940MU INFO,NO SECOND PROCESSOR
3 94682 SCR,M3x.5X5MM,HEX,PHH,TF,ZPS
1 CD009 ASSY,FILLER,BLNK,MED,LG,P2900
1 CG582 CRD,BKPLN,KEY,TOE,1PORT,ESG
1 DG165 SRV,SW,MS,GBIT,TOE
1 DH648 CD Kit for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (English)
1 FF602 TSH,DOC,UPD,P1900,WW
1 FG366 INFO,PE1900,CONFIG1,MSTCBL
1 FJ729 Dell(TM) OpenManage(TM) Software Kit for PowerEdge(TM) 1900
1 FJ783 LBL,INFO,SYSM,P1900,ENG
1 G4251 Dell(TM) Media Tape Cartridge (1-Pack) for DAT72 (1 Year Warranty)
1 G8767 SRV,SW,ATI,RN-50,PE
1 GD624 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition English (5 CALs),FI
1 GD720 INFO,LBL,MINI-XPRS-SRVC-TAG
1 GF501 GDE,GETS,P1900,APCC/CCC
1 GF677 PRC,80555K,XND,5050,LGA771,C1
1 GG207 C1: No SATA Raid
1 GH613 LBL,COA,3R2S,POD
1 GH928 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive
1 GK919 Software Driver for TCP/IP Offload Engine
1 H5058 GDE,PROD,INFO,PWREDG,APCC/CCC
1 H8981 INFO,WPEPR
1 HD793 SRV,SW,3R2,WW
1 HJ164 3XPower Cord, 250V, 2MTR, AUS
2 HM164 MOD,HD,160G,S2,3.5,SGT,TNKA
1 J2950 INFO,SW,MS,MAXIMUM-PTN
1 JD509 LBL,REG,SIDE,UNIV,BLNK,V2
1 K9147 SRV,SW,WS3SE,SP1,ENG
1 KC038 ASSY,HTSNK,PRC,PE2900
1 KC498 ASSY,CBL,FDD,34PIN,P2900
1 KK555 CD Kits For TCP/IP Offload Engine
1 KN172 ASSY,FD,1.44MB,HH,NEC,BLK,ULD
1 MC423 ASSY,CBL,IDE,CD,80PIN,P2900
1 MJ048 KIT,DOC/DSK,TOE,KEY,SNP
1 NF480 ASSY,BZL,5U,PLSTC,P1900
1 NF911 PWA,PLN,SV,DELL,PE1900
1 NR941 OVKT,3R2S,EOLAS,ENG
1 PF633 SHP MTL,TRAY,OPT-BOX
1 PJ044 ASSY,CBL,SATA,2X,P1900
1 PJ147 ASSY,FOOT,PDSTL,TWR,PLSTC,2900
1 PJ740 PowerEdge(TM) 1900, Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5050, 2x2MB Cache
1 PR265 KIT,DOC/CDSK,DOM,V5.1,WW
1 RD437 INFO,OSA,ROYALTY,BMC,WW,9G
1 T2884 Maximum Boot Partition Setup (For Windows(R) OS only)
1 TF102 ASSY,CDRW/DVD,48X,HH,TSST,BLK
1 TX565 SRV,SW,INTEL,INF,P1900
1 UG051 No CD-ROM Drive / Tape BackUp
1 UH815 KIT,SHP MTL,SYSM,PE2900
4 UW727 DIMM,512,533M,64X72,8,240,1RX8
2 UX856 HD,160G,S2,7.2K,8M,ULD,SGT-TNK
1 W3552 TAPE,MGNTC,36/72GB,DAT72
1 W4024 No Keyboard
1 WD324 ASSY,CHAS,TWR,MET,SYSM,P1900
1 WF154 2GB (4x512), DDR-2 533MHz ECC 1R Fully-Buffered Memory
2 WH190 SRV,DRVR,DELL BKPLN
1 XD910 SRV,SW,BCOM,GBIT,UNIFIED
1 XF672 TSH,NTWK,ENET,BCOM
1 XG258 CDRW/DVD Combo Drive with 48x Max Speed
1 YH327 Cable for Floppy Drive

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: SBS 2008 Install on Poweredge 1900 fails

I forgot to ask one more question. Did you able to enable DBS and boot into the OS after completing the installation?

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nonnayabidness
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Re: SBS 2008 Install on Poweredge 1900 fails

I got SBS 2008 installed, made sure it had run through all of the oustanding updates, then re-enabled DBS. Again it hangs while booting, basically in the same place as booting off the install DVD. Forced a power off, disabled again through the BIOS, and it starts up again with no problems.

While diagnosing the problem I disabled all the CPU extra features, then enabled them one by one, followed by a reboot to the install DVD to test. If it loaded to the actual installer GUI where you define date and time etc, then I knew it was OK. Once I had found DBS was causing the issue I tried disabling all the other features apart from DBS, and the problem was still there, so I knew it was DBS enabled causing the problem.

 

 

 

 

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