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Installing WHS 2011 on 16gb Flash - bios flashing help


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Hello all,

I have been trolling these forums for a few weeks slowly setting up my new HP microserver. after installing the os on the 250gb hard drive supplied with the server. i found a post where the OS was running off of a flash drive from the USB port located inside the Server. i then went and bought a 16gb flash drive (some generic brand) and tried to reinstall the OS on the the Flash. before the OS is about to install i get "missing drivers error" is there a specific brand of flash drive i should be using? also is there a recommended size for the OS to run off of?

 

also is there a more step-by-step guide to flashing the Bios diehard's dont seem to be working.

 

Any help/suggestions would be appreciaded

sorry if this is duplicate post.

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I do not know of anyone who is running WHS from a thumb drive. You would need to get at least a 60GB model and that is more expensive than the same SSD drive.

 

I followed the BIOS guide that Diehard posted and it worked fine. What part is not working....the sequence is critical.

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Guess i misread the post i was reading, just checked it and it was installing from a Flash drive. :( guess ill have to rethink things. As for flashing the bios should i post on the "Modified BIOS for Microserver N40L enables hidden features" thread?

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That would be better for continuity. You also need to state exactly what the issue is...not just that "it doesn't work" How far did you get, etc.

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just checked it and it was installing from a Flash drive.

 

That makes a lot more sense. You wouldn't want to run from a Flash Drive. I suspect you would kill the drive pretty quickly; the OS does a lot of writing and Flash Drives have limited write capability.

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