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Replacing SCO Openserver with a Windows OS

By wsaparts ·
My company purchased a company who used SCO Openserver on a HP Proliant ML350 G4p. I would like to reconfigure this server with Windows 2003 however I can't figure out how to complete this task. I have tried using a HP SmartStart CD veersions 8.30 & 8.50 for Windows however it continues to boot to a command prompt. I even tried deleting the logical drive partition and creating a new one. Can anyone assist me? Thanks

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The active partition is the one that boots.

by robo_dev In reply to Replacing SCO Openserver ...

If you run FDISK, you should be able to see the partitions and see which one is marked Active. You may need to fiddle with bootcfg as well. See the KB link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315261

I assume that Windows installed properly without errors?

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SCO OpenServer Removal

by wsaparts In reply to The active partition is t ...

Thanks for the reply. That's the problem. The server has SCO Openserver installed. I want to switch it over to Windows. I was wondering if I could just install Windows on top of the SCO? When the server boots currently it goes to a command line. I don't know SCO OpenServer.

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Assuming that you no longer need anything on the old OS

by robo_dev In reply to SCO OpenServer Removal

Sure, you just reformat the volume and reinstall Windows from scratch.

The only tricky part may be that the RAID controller drivers may need to be loaded from a separate floppy or CD when you go to install Windows.

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