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philo

I recently setup and older server using RAID5 that originally had NT4 server
on it.
(Never used RAID before)

I booted from the Win2k cd. deleted all partitions...
created one 27 gig NTFS partition and installed win2k.

all went fine until the first reboot and the machine just hung.

I turned the machine off and disconnected AC power for a minute
and restarted but just got a "drive read" error.

When the machine had NT4_server on it...
I noticed that the boot partition was 2 gig FAT...
so I went back to that partitioning scheme and the install went fine.


Just for the heck of it...I disconnected the RAID array and put in a single
"ultra-wide", partitioned it all as NTFS and win2k installed just fine.

So my question is why did the RAID5 array require a FAT partition to boot?
 
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Dave Patrick

I'd check for the latest raid controller firmware and driver if you haven't
already. Also check that INT-13 extensions are enabled in controller bios or
make the system partition smaller (< 7.8 gB)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;240672

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
|I recently setup and older server using RAID5 that originally had NT4
server
| on it.
| (Never used RAID before)
|
| I booted from the Win2k cd. deleted all partitions...
| created one 27 gig NTFS partition and installed win2k.
|
| all went fine until the first reboot and the machine just hung.
|
| I turned the machine off and disconnected AC power for a minute
| and restarted but just got a "drive read" error.
|
| When the machine had NT4_server on it...
| I noticed that the boot partition was 2 gig FAT...
| so I went back to that partitioning scheme and the install went fine.
|
|
| Just for the heck of it...I disconnected the RAID array and put in a
single
| "ultra-wide", partitioned it all as NTFS and win2k installed just fine.
|
| So my question is why did the RAID5 array require a FAT partition to boot?
|
|
|
|
 
P

philo

Dave Patrick said:
I'd check for the latest raid controller firmware and driver if you haven't
already. Also check that INT-13 extensions are enabled in controller bios or
make the system partition smaller (< 7.8 gB)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;240672



Yep that's it

thank you for the fast and correct reply...

although this machine is now setup and working...
I have one more to do...so will check the scsi bios first for options!
 
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Dave Patrick

Good to hear. You're welcome.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Yep that's it
|
| thank you for the fast and correct reply...
|
| although this machine is now setup and working...
| I have one more to do...so will check the scsi bios first for options!
|
|
 
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philo

Dave Patrick said:
Good to hear. You're welcome.



I checked the scsi bios and did not see any such option
(it's fairly old) so I'll just leave things as they are.

Thanks again!
 

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