I have S5000PAL board with 2 320 GB SATA drives. Initially I installed Windows 2008 x64 with IDE option but soon windows starts to give the blue screen. after googling i find out that the windows should be installed in AHCI mode. which i did and windows started to function normally.
Now, i've install windows 2008 R2 on the same system. windows was installed successfully. but it hangs on the next restart on Serial ATA AHCI BIOS boot screen.
"SERIAL ATA AHCI BIOS, Version iSrc 1.08 09252006" with error code 23
what should i do now?
I see some 500GB SATA drives at http://serverconfigurator.intel.com/configure-ap.aspx?id=MTU5NiMxLDE1NjgjMSwxNDk5IzI=&ShowNavigation=false, so the size of the drive shouldn't be a problem.
You're saying 2008 works okay (with one workaround), but 2008 R2 doesn't? I saw R2 was marked "Install Only", which usually means it was tested on a single SATA drive, without changing anything in the BIOS. Can you run R2 without forcing AHCI mode?