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    2008 server on a HP DL140

    Got one of these

    HP Proliant DL140 Servers - Dual Xeon - from £199

    to install 2008 & use as a terminal server
    Dual xeon with 4gb ram ought to be good enough.

    Been thru the 2008 install, when it reboots server just hangs with flashing cursor.

    We dont think its driver related as the HDDs are IDE

    Downloaded the 2008 HP smartstart cd but it doesnt support this server

    from old reviews on the net this is a "budget server" and even originally didnt come with any proper smartstart software.

    Looked on the hp support site but cant see anything obvious.

    I'm pretty much stuck now. anyone got any ideas?

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    This thread might help... usually blue screens, but could be your problem... HP DL140 G3, anyone got one?

    *Sorry - forget that, missed the IDE bit in the OP
    Last edited by Netman; 30th June 2008 at 04:00 PM.

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    Have you flashed it to the latest BIOS?

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    hmm maybe i'll try 2003 server instead...this is like *too* hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browolf View Post
    hmm maybe i'll try 2003 server instead...this is like *too* hard.
    Try downloading the free version of Citrix Xenserver and virtualising 2008 on that. Works on my DL140.

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    whats the difference between Citrix Xenserver and a standard Xen installation?

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    @ browolf, did you ever get 2008 running on your DL140?

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    Flash the BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
    Have you flashed it to the latest BIOS?
    Have the same hardware, HP Proliant DL140, (no "G"). I flashed the BIOS to ver. 05506T03 and windows 2008 finished install and runs.

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    I should have posted back I installed 2008 and it found all of the drivers and works fine.



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