Also i tried using the Intel Deployment Assistant 3.6 for the Sever board S5520UR without much success. When selecting the OS installation and Windows 2008 I get the error that the RAID controller isn't supported. I don't see in the documentation that SROMBSASMR isn't support with the IDA.
2 days down and with HP i would have been done already. I had high hopes for intel ... think its a bad MB or controller?
I understand that Windows 2008 has a 2TB boot partition limitation, but i should be able to create another partition with the 1.6TB remaining. If I only create a 250GB boot partition, I still can not create another partition with the remaining RAID space.
The 2TB limitation is from MBR. It's not just about partition. Instead, MBR can't handle a disk drive (in this case your virtual drive) greater than 2TB. So you have two workarounds here:
1. Follow the steps in this white paper.
2. On your RAID controller, create a 250GB Virtual Drive for your OS installation. Then create a second Virtual Drive using the rest capacity and make it a GPT disk.
Some other resources about GPT:
Hope this helps.
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When you first create RAID5, you must create two virtual disks on it, so under W2008, they are seen as two different physical disks.
If bootable array is over 2TB, you cant't make a second partition on free space, that is known limitation of MBR partition table.
Deaployment assistant shoult work after that also, when two virtual disks are created.