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    #1 rfs830

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    Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

    So i just got my brand new N54l and and trying to install windows server 2012 on either the 250gig hard drive that came with the server or 2 750gig wd black drives and i keep getting the error

     

    "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

     

    I am not able to get it to go past the screen.  Anyone know how to fix this.  I have been googling but have not found a fix.  

     

    I am using a iso program to emulate a hard drive.

     

    im burning a win2012 dvd now and wil use my usb cd rom drive to see if i can install it with that..

     

    Help!!!

     

    thanks in advance
     



    #2 ikon

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    Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:54 PM

    You may be on to something. It could be that the installer is trying to install onto your ISO emulated hard drive. Please let us know how the DVD-based install goes.


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    #3 rfs830

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    Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

    well that worked.  Once i used the usb cd rom drive its worked with out any problems.  installing server 2012 now.  I have used this emulation drive to install 2012 just last week on brand new dell 720 server.  Not sure why  it would not work on the hp server.  



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    Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

    Out of curiosity, does WS2012 present a list of disks so you can choose which one you want to use (I just can't recall)?


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    Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:34 PM

    It sees all physical discs, or at least the ones the BIOS is presenting, which may be the problem.


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    Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

    Indeed.


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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:20 PM

    I use a USB key and use Microsoft's USB<->DVD Download tool to load their OS .ISO files to it.  I've found there's a definite speed boost in install, so I keep an 8GB flash drive around for the purpose (Server 2012 is just a little too large for a 4GB one).


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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

    If I read the original post correctly, he is using some sort of emulation software and not the traditional method of the MS USB tool.  Is this correct?

     

    I have also found that MS's tool will rarely work with non-MS images.


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    #9 rfs830

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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

    I was using a Zalman ZM-VE300-B which is a hard drive enclosure.  It has built in software to emulate a cd rom drive.  It works well on everything else I have used but not this system.  



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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

    More than likely, its the BIOS.  Try the Microsoft USB tool.  It works great.


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    #11 ikon

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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

    I was using a Zalman ZM-VE300-B which is a hard drive enclosure.  It has built in software to emulate a cd rom drive.  It works well on everything else I have used but not this system.  

     

    I have a VE200. It, too, works for most things, but there are some where the installer gets messed up. That said, I believe I was able to set up WS2008R2 on an N40L without problems. It may be something specific to the WS2012 installer.


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