Okay, so today I bought a Dell PowerEdge 2500 with no OS on it. I was trying to install one, but Windows Server 2003 won't detect the hard drives on the SCSI controller. There are no IDE channels and no SATA ports either. I have tried the Adaptec driver from dell but it still fails to install the OS. If someone could just point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it!
Answer by Compucore · Jul 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Did you try and check with Dell to see if they have the drivers for the SCSI adapter and use those when it comes up to do the inserting them into the OS on boot up. ( think it is F2 or F6 when it shows up on loading the OS. It should ask for them. And it should detect the OS right after that. Is the SCSI adapter turned on for that matter in the BIOS? Check the settings to make sure in the BIOS first to make sure that the SCSI adapter is turned on. Then go for the drivers afterwards. I used to use the combination of IDE and SCSI in some machines over here and never had a problem.
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