Windows Pre-OS installation Floppy Disk (F6 Installation)
Under Windows 2000 and later OS, except Windows VISTA and Windows VISTA-x64, while user intends to install OS on the disk attached on the RAID controller, they have to prepare a floppy driver disk including the pre-OS installation files and press “F6” while boot CD is starting.
The driver disk files had been prepared in this package. Please follow the steps to prepare it.
1. Make sure the target system is already install floppy drive
2. Prepare a empty and valid floppy disk
3. Copy all files under \DRVDISK to the floppy without losing
4. Power on the target machine and boot from the Boot CD. And press “F6” while the prompt appear on the button line
5. After the booting process ask you to insert the floppy disk, please insert the prepared floppy disk to the floppy drive and press enter
6. Choose the proper item to fit the OS and RAID controller you are installing. Each item shows the matched OS for it.
Tinkerer wrote:Just to clarify, you got as far as the Windows XP CD loading files to RAM before it began installation of copying files to hard drive?
Tinkerer wrote:Sorry, I can't answer as I don't own this model.
Tinkerer wrote:Edit: A screenshot thread of the F6 prompt and selecting S-ATA driver (the names will be different for you as using a different brand). It mentions "You cannot use a USB flash drive for this".
Azure wrote:I tried with a USB and it didn't work (well, the CD tried to install WinXP in my USB, but it wasn't that I wanted). Also I tried with WinXP uE SP3, and I got the same error (No HDD found).
So now, I have made an installation of WinXP uE SP3 including dvrdisk (inside VRAIDDrv) only with the files inside "x86". I had NT4 and NT5, so I included both... I hope it works
EDIT: I'm still getting the same error... I included that i said above and looks like it didn't work? Do you know anything else that I could do?
VIA Arena wrote:This is the last stable driver supporting VT8237/R/R Plus, VT6421, and VT6410 controllers. These controllers are not supported from the V-RAID driver version 5.60 onwards.
Azure wrote:- First, I tried to write in the CD all the directories into "drvdisk". When it starts loading the files into the RAM (before the installation), I get an error "viamrx64.sys is corrupt".
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