FYI - HP LC2000R Server and 2003

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by TheSingingCat, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Just in case anyone else has an older HP LC2000 server and is debating about
    installing 2k3 despite HP officially not supporting this, the upgrade seems
    to run along fine. We had a 866 w/256mb of ram and a Netraid 3si card, 2003
    succesfully detected the card, the nic, video etc. and all went well. I
    did a new install of 2k3 not an upgrade though all drives were left as is
    from NT 4.0.
     
    TheSingingCat, Jun 29, 2004
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  2. Thanks for your great information sharing here!

    Best regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 30, 2004
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  3. If you liked that, you'd love to hear about my last visit to the doctor...
    :eek:
     
    TheSingingCat, Jun 30, 2004
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  4. I have an LC2000R with an Netraid 1si Card and I can't get
    it to load. It locks up at the "35 minutes" remaining
    point with no warning or error code. I have tried
    everything to get this to load. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
    Glenn Whitcomb, Aug 3, 2004
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  5. Hi Glenn,

    Did you upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003 or perform a clean
    installation of Windows Server 2003? What is the process of installation at
    that time?

    You can press Shift+F11 to display a window showing the status of the
    installation. This lets us know what component is being installed. You can
    also then press down Shift+F10 to open a command prompt, browse to the
    %windir% folder, and check the following files:

    Setuperr.log, Setupact.log, Setupapi.log, Setuplog.txt and Pnplog.txt

    In fact, HP does not support Windows Server 2003 on the Netservers.
    supported OS. For a list of this, please refer to the this URL:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpn14
    552&locale=en_US&prodSeriesId=74580&prodTypeId=15351

    So it means part of the computer components will not work normally under
    Server 2003 such as NIC, video card. (If you need more specific
    information, you need to contact HP support).

    In addition, I would like to recommend that you submit a new post for this
    issue.

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 4, 2004
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  6. Hi Glenn,

    I did a fresh install on our LC2003r but we had a netraid 3si card,
    thankfully no grief. However, in preparation for the upgrade, I did read
    around thet net prior. I did run by something that sounds quite similar to
    the problem you're having.

    If I recall correctly, there is a service that is running that causes the
    hang, if you can end the task, it should just continue to grind along. Let
    me see if I can find it, and perhaps it is running on your LC. Ah, here we
    go:

    "I used Shift+F10 sequence to bring up the command prompt, and with
    "taskmgr", I got the Task Manager to open. Then I went ahead and terminated
    "dllhost.exe" which was using no CPU cycle. After that, the setup went
    smoothly."

    So try to drop to a cmd prompt and run taskmgr, if that service is running,
    see if killing it moves you along.

    Good luck.
     
    TheSingingCat, Aug 4, 2004
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  7. Whoops, type-o - I meant I did an install of 2003 on our LC2000r :)
     
    TheSingingCat, Aug 4, 2004
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