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S3420GP - Which RAID drivers for W2008 R2?

Hi-

I have been away from Intel servers for awhile. Decided I was tired of HP and Dell and I'd go direct again. I have this nice S3420GP server with a SSD and 2 x 2 TB drives. I get through the Server Deployment disk - and that's where I am stuck.

I am trying to install the OS on the SSD. I had a USB key in during the Server Deployment process and it added drivers to the USB key. I get to the point where I have to add a driver and it stops there. I've browsed to the USB Key and tested each of the drivers, I've put the server deployment disk and drfilled down to the drivers - and nothing seems to work.

What am I missing?

Jay

S3420GP Windows 2008 Server R2 Drivers

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Community Manager
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Here's the message I get after trying to install ESRT-2:

Any help here would be really appreciated...

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Hi Edward-

Thanks for that - but we have already been down that road with multiple USB drives and a burned CD.

Any other ideas would be really helpful tonight...

Jay

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Employee
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Did you create a RAID 0 VD on the SSD?

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Yes, we did.

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Can you try to follow the steps in the two demos below:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-029508.htm Demo: Configuring Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030677.htm Demo: Loading Intel® Embedded Server RAID driver during OS installation

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Did you initialise the RAID array? I think you also have to set it as bootable. I had no trouble installing Server 2019 on mine after I had the settings correct. I found that I had to go back into the ESRT2 (Ctrl-E) and reset and start again after my first attempt failed. Also latest BIOS (54) would be advisable.

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