Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Just bought a server to load SP2010 onto, for intranet and external website. 5 new disks installed, and not sure how to configure I created one array of all 5, and then made into a logical drive However when I try to load windows, there is no drive to select??? Any help most welcome G

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

You need to load the drivers for the RAID controller during the install. The easiest way to do this is to use the Dell supplied system build DVD to install Windows. If you don't have the DVD that should have come with the system you can download the ISO image and burn it to DVD from here:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=NF1CT&FileId=2731102793

share|improve this answer

Visit Dell Drivers&Downloads, select your model or enter your Service Tag, download a driver disk, and make Windows load the PERC driver. After that, it should be possible to install.

If you still have problems, try to ask a more specific question, including what you have tried, and any error messages and such.

share|improve this answer

as the server is booting up, you have to hit the hotkey for the server's RAID configuration utility and create a logical drive. then when you start the Windows install, there's at 50/50 chance you will also need to provide drivers for your RAID controller.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.