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    LNM failed to format hard drives

    Started the install then just after typing in the serial numbers it started the formatting of hard drives failed this action and stopped. Any ideas guys?

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    Sorry, you've lost me. You've booted from the DVD, been asked for your Server 2003 CD then Windows XP CD. I don't recall any formatting going on. I'll have to check.

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    What is your hardware configuration for your hard drive(s). Are they something wierd like SATA/SCSI and/or RAID?

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    2 x SCSI drives one partitioned into 2 1 8gb 1 56gb and the other as 1 73gb not setup in a raid config though.

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    Are you using SCSI or SATA drives?

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    Damm, Geoff beat me to it!

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    I think you need to press F6 at the inital screen and load your SCSI drivers from a floppy disk. Your SCSI Card/Server should of come with such a disk.

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    Should have known lol just like the old 2K installation okay then.

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    Re: LNM failed to format hard drives

    Use the F6 Driver to get your disk on-line, copy this text to a winbom.ini file on the floppy and leave it in the drive.
    By editing the values you can have the disk on you LNM server set up exactly how you want it.

    [Factory]
    WinBOMType=WinPE
    Reseal=No
    AutoDetectNetwork = No
    [WinPE.Net]
    StartNet = No
    [WinPE]
    Restart=No
    SKU = SRV
    Lang = ENG
    [DiskConfig]
    Disk1 = First.Config
    [First.Config]
    Size1 = 20480
    FileSystem1 = NTFS
    SetActive1 = Yes
    PartitionType1 = Primary
    QuickFormat1 = Yes
    Size2 = *
    PartitionType2 = Extended
    Size3 = *
    PartitionType3 = Logical
    FileSystem3 = NTFS
    QuickFormat3 = Yes


    Regards

    GeoffH

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