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By dubdha ·
We are trying to install a NT server on a Digital Celebris GL-2 System box with an Adaptec SCSI card 29160N, Ultra 160 SCSI Controller. The controller has 2 Seagate SCSI ST39236LW 9GB's connected to it. We are using an IDE cdrom.
ON our attempt to setup server during the install, after config of adapter card we are no longer able to see CDrom drive.
We tried setting up with setup dir on HD, but on reboot after initial install of files, the bugger blue screens with "STOP Inaccessible Boot Device" error.
We have checked HD's even though they are brand new, looked at SCSI adapter config etc but all seems right,
ANY IDEAS?
have also checked out some of the suggestions from MS's knowledge base but with no success

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by jasonr In reply to Inaccessible Boot Device

i have had similar issues over my time and found the solution to be...

copy i 386 directory onto hard disk...
copy adaptec floppy onto hard disk

go into winnt directory and type

winnt /b /s:c:\i386

this will not require floppy's to be made and use the directory to copy files...
(is this what you were doing already?)

on the first screen
hammer the f5 and f6 keys.ithink f6 but could be f5 but both work well hehe
will allow you to load the additional driver BEFORE it loads the kernel.....

you should load the adaptec driver U?FORE it loads ANYTHING else...

from here on should be smooth sailing...

NOTE: the adaptec driver on the hard disk seems to be copied into its kernel in a different order using the Funtion key

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by Steven_BVSolutions In reply to Inaccessible Boot Device

NT requires the use of the 3 boot disks to install to a SCSI drive.

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by allan In reply to Inaccessible Boot Device

I ran into a similar problem. The way I solved it was to copy SP4 to the hard drive and run that right after the install.
I think the boot problem was caused by your attempted repair.
Use previous post's answer to load the SCSI drivers and then once NT is installed, run the service pack to get the CD working.

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by dubdha In reply to Inaccessible Boot Device

Thanks forn the advise people, but we had tried most of these other than sp4 to no avail, However what did work was to get the cd seen and installed BEFORE installing the Adapter.
Bloody NT strikes again, something so simple so much time wasting.
Thanks anyway.

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