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Server formatting problem

Hi...i have a server of x series 226 IBM, and i want to formatted it by RAID so when i m formatting it then press F6 key its. requiered the floppy so i want to kow which driver i installed in floppy to formatted my server pls suggest me..

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  • ultimitloozr May 11, 2010

    Well, that all depends on what controller you are using. There are several different SCSI and SATA RAID controllers that have shipped with this model. Which one do you have (specific model number)? We also need to know what operating system you are planning to install on the unit.



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Hi dear
you can get driver from this site

put on the floppy drive, just entering when floppy drive asking


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Use the IBM configuration disk and it should be able to prepare the server for what ever OS you need to install. If you don't have it then, try redoing RAID and reformat the hard drives and try again..You can probably hit F6 during the initial portion of the install and supply the necessary SATA drivers on a floppy and get it to install. You will probably need a USB floppy though unless your server has a floppy drive.

Insert your Microsoft Server 2003 Installation disc into the CD/DVD-ROM drive and boot the server from the installation disc. Microsoft Setup will load the files it needs to perform an installation. Press "Enter" to setup and install Windows.

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  • 4 Format your new partition with the "NTFS" or the "NTFS (Quick)" option. Windows setup will format your hard drive and load the installation files. Your IBM Netfinity will restart and installation will continue.
  • 5 Select language and regional setup information, then press "Next." Enter your name and company name, then press "Next." Enter your Windows 2003 Server Product Key and press "Next."
  • 6 Select the licensing mode you would prefer to use and press "Next." Create an administrative account and password and press "Next." Enter the current time and time zone and press "Next."
  • 7 Setup your Network information by naming the server and defining how it will connect through the net. Press "Next" to navigate through the network setup screens. Windows Setup will finish the installation process and provide you with a log-in screen to use your computer.
  • If you delete old partitions from the hard drive to install Windows Server 2003, you will lose all information on those partitions.

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    Make sure that the motherboard and/or disk controller recognize the drives during POST.

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