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RH2288H V2 installing windows 2008 report error“can’t be installed to the disk”

Publication Date:  2015-06-30  |   Views:  370  |   Downloads:  0  |   Author:  l00478163  |   Document ID:  EKB1000081103

Contents

Issue Description

Version

Server: RH2288H V2

OSwindows 2008

 

Symptom

When installing windows 2008 in RH2288H V2, it reports windows cannot be installed to this disk. 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

Alarm Information


Handling Process

Debug method

1.       Ensure the size of disk 1, if it is beyond 2T, it should be formatted to GPT partition.

After confirmation, it is not beyond 2T

2.       Ensure already chose VD to boot driver in RAID configuration menu.

Details steps are as below:

Press Ctrl+H during POST, then enter RAID configuration menu and choose virtual drives, check if VD1 is already set to boot driver

 

After checking it, VD1 is not be set to Boot Drive

Root Cause

Debug method

1.       Ensure the size of disk 1, if it is beyond 2T, it should be formatted to GPT partition.

After confirmation, it is not beyond 2T

2.       Ensure already chose VD to boot driver in RAID configuration menu.

Details steps are as below:

Press Ctrl+H during POST, then enter RAID configuration menu and choose virtual drives, check if VD1 is already set to boot driver

 

After checking it, VD1 is not be set to Boot Drive

Solution

Solution

         Set VD1 to boot drive

Suggestions

OS can’t find the boot drive if not set it to it in RAID configuration menu