Windows Home Server on a PowerEdge 2300

Discussion in 'Dell' started by HerrBergh, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. HerrBergh

    HerrBergh Guest

    Is it possible to install WHS on a PE2300?

    I'm always get "Could not initialize UI subsystem"
    HerrBergh, Dec 25, 2007
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  2. What kind of hard drives? Are they set up as RAID? You might have to get
    the drivers onto a floppy and load them when prompted during the install.


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  3. HerrBergh

    HerrBergh Guest

    Only one scsi drive (250GB IDE using Acard SCSI - IDE Bridge,
    So i'm using the built in scsi card. (no backplane or so...)

    I have never been asked to insert any floppy with driver.
    The install only goes to 5 or 6 dots and then the "Could not
    initialize UI subsystem" pops up.

    I'm using the WHS 120-day evaluation kit.

    (XP,W2k and W2k3 server installs just fine)
    HerrBergh, Dec 25, 2007
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    joe_tide Guest

    Have you verified the image burn?
    joe_tide, Dec 25, 2007
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    ScoobyDoo Guest

    Don't think thats possible, I bought these DVD/CDs from Microsoft.
    So no downloaded image here, just original Microsoft DVD/CDs.
    ScoobyDoo, Dec 25, 2007
  6. HerrBergh

    joe_tide Guest

    There seems to be a lot of chatter about the problem if you Google it.
    I don't see many, if any, solutions though.
    joe_tide, Dec 25, 2007
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    ScoobyDoo Guest

    Have you verified the image burn?
    No solutions to this problem....

    Maybe its time to move over to Linux instead of Microsoft...
    ScoobyDoo, Dec 27, 2007
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    Bruce Varney Guest

    I see you are using a 250GB IDE drive, I believe that the bios is set for
    using only scsi drives?
    Bruce Varney, Dec 27, 2007
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    ScoobyDoo Guest

    There is no IDE interface built in to this computer Dell PowerEdge

    A 250GB IDE drive is used with a ACARD SCSI-IDE Bridge (AEC-7720UW, A
    general purpose SCSI-to-IDE device converter).
    So it's connected to the scsi interface and is acting like a scsi hdd.
    More info on this link Bridge&type1_idno=2

    (Works great with all OS that i have been able to install on this
    ScoobyDoo, Dec 27, 2007
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    Bruce Varney Guest

    Ok that makes more sense. I have installed Win 98, Win Back Office and Win
    XP Pro by dual booting and have had no problems in loading any of these OS.

    As a trial could you install Win 98 and then install Win Home Server and
    dual boot.
    Bruce Varney, Dec 27, 2007
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    ScoobyDoo Guest

    Windows Home Server won't let you dual boot, the install will wipe all
    your connected hdd.

    The problem is that WHS install hangs. "Could not initialize UI
    I think that has something to do with the WinPE Boot.

    I have tried to install on another computer and move the hdd back to
    my PE2300.
    When i do so i get a BSOD and a reboot, so that doesn't help (Someone
    told me that could be a way round the problem).
    ScoobyDoo, Dec 27, 2007
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    Bruce Varney Guest

    Have you tried loading Home Server on a SCSI HD?
    Bruce Varney, Dec 27, 2007
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    ScoobyDoo Guest

    Yes, I have tried with a "real" scsi hdd, same result.
    ScoobyDoo, Dec 27, 2007
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    Bruce Varney Guest

    Bruce Varney, Dec 27, 2007
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    WSZsr, Dec 28, 2007
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