3 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2012 7:47 AM by RC RSS

S3420GPLC & 3TB GPT Server 2008 R2 Sp1 install help.

flipp3r Community Member
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Hi. I'm trying to install Server 2008 R2 SP1 onto a 3TB Mirror. I understand I need to go through efi & set the drive as GPT.

 

I'm getting an error "Windows cannot install to this disk. The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu".

 

Here's my specs:

Intel  S3420GPLC                                     BIOS 50, BMC 1.24, FRUSDR 20

LSI 9260-4iSGL SAS Raid controller           fw: 12.12.0-0090 (latest, supports uefi, upgraded from adaptec 6405 which didn't)

2x 3TB SAS ES in Mirror                           ST33000650SS fw: 0004

Server 2008 R2 SP1

 

Being that the OS has to be on a 3TB drive, I’ve tried installing Server through EFI:

 

Boot to EFI shell

Shell> Fs0:

fs0:> \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI

 

I've also tried implementing this hotfix 975535:

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install Windows Server      2008 R2 on a computer that uses Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI).
  • During the installation      process, you select a disk that has the GUID partition table (GPT)      partition style on which to install Windows Server 2008 R2.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

This Computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

 

The hotfix has not made any difference!

 

Does the S3420GPLC even support booting a GPT drive? Can't find any info...

 

Sorry if I'm missing something as this is the 1st time I'm trying an EFI install...

 

Thanks,

 

Robert

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