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RAID 5 over 2TB, can not install windows server 2008 R2

yZeng6
Beginner
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The pc is freezing at Copying Windows files (0%)...

I followed this document by intel.

GUID Partition Table (GPT) How to install an Operating System (OS) using the

GUID Disk Partition Table (GPT) on an Intel® Hardware RAID (HWR) Array under

uEFI environment.

CPU Xeon E5606 x2

memory DDR3 32GB

MB S5520HC

RAID card RS2WC080

all firmware updated.

Build RAID 5, total space 2.7TB.

Need install windows server 2008 R2 x64 Std.

Could you help?

Thank

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Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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Is this the document you're using?

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031158.htm Using GPT (GUID Partition Table) with Intel� RAID Controllers

Were you able to see the correct drive size when partitioning the HDD? Was "EFI Optimized Boot" enabled in BIOS? Did you run BOOTX64.EFI under EFI shell to start the installation?

yZeng6
Beginner
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Thank you answer.

YES. I used this. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031158.htm Using GPT (GUID Partition Table) with Intel� RAID Controllers

All step followed.

I see the driver is correct size. 2.7TB.

First time, I choose total to install.

Second time, I choose to make 3 partitions, 200G, 500G, 2000G.

All same issue. The server is freezing at Copying Windows files (0%)...

"EFI Optimized Boot" enabled in BIOS.

Run BOOTX64.EFI under EFI shell to start the installation.

 

Could you help?

 

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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I don't know why it's freezing, but if you need a quick fix, create a small VD less than 2TB for OS installation, and create a second VD for data storage. The data VD can be larger than 2TB. Disable EFI Optinized Boot and boot from DVD normally to install OS.

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