4 Replies Latest reply on May 31, 2013 12:04 AM by arcticv0ice

    Install Windows 2008 R2 on GPT disk



      What i have:

      1. Server R1000GZ (with rms25pb040 raid module)

      2. Windows server 2008 R2 installation disk

      3. 4HDD in raid array (RAID5 5.4Tb size summary, one virtual drive)


      I want to install Windows 2008 R2 on this VD (2 partitions: 60Gb for windows (system) and second partition 5.3Tb for data)

      Now i start setup of Windows, add drivers for rms25pb040 (windows see this VD), use diskpart to convert disk to GPT style, create several partitions (EFI, MSR, MSDATA) but setup cannot continue: "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"


      What have i already tried:

      1. Boot from flash - the same result;

      2. Split GPT disk directly from windows installation manager - it just convert disk (vd) to MBR style and i see 2 "logical" drive 1.9Tb each.

      3. Boot in EFI shell and try to launch "fs0:> \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI" but i get thie error: " '\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file"


      Mb i do smth wrong? Any ideas how can i install Windows 2008 R2 in GPT disk?


      Thx for your answers!