I have a client that has an IBM xSeries 345 eServer. Per the IBM support website, I have downloaded the ServerGuide Setup 7.4.17 installation ISO and burned a bootable CD. The CD boots fine and loads the utility. I walk through the following screens without any issue:
- Set the date and Time
- Detect the IBM ServeRAID card and install the latest firmware
- Clear the hard disks
- Set up the RAID array
The next step is format the NOS partition. I select my partition size and the utility goes through the following steps:
- Creating NOS partition
- Formatting NOS partition (NTFS)
- Copying W32 files
The copying W32 files takes about 10 minutes. I see the CD drive and disks working hard. When the copying is complete, I'm taken to a blank page just NOS Partitioning at the top. At the bottom of the screen are the familiar Back and Exit buttons. I see the place where the Next button should be, and if I click on it I can tell there is something there, but the space is empty. No button is displayed and clicking the empty spot doesn't ever take me to the next screen.
I can't load the OS until I get past this part. I have already tried:
- Burning multiple copies and versions of the ServerGuide CD
- Letting the final screen just sit there over the weekend thinking it might advance after syncing the drives or something
Has anybody else seen this? I'm really at a loss here.
EDIT: I found another person who has the exact same problem as me: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=14451763