loading raid drivers with no floppy

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Enterprise Server 2003
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building new server to replace a dead one using ent serv 2003. new server doesn't have floppy and when loading os I f6 when prompted but cannot load raid drivers without floppy. have floppy copied to usb drive, could use some help on how to continue.

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Installing RAID drivers during the install of Windows 2003 requires that you use an actual floppy drive. You’ll need to purchase either an internal floppy drive (good luck finding one) or a USB floppy drive. No other option will work.

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  • Mattcassell
    There may be possibility of doing it without a floppy. If it is an HP server, you can use the HP SmartStart to automatically load the drivers for you as part of the install. I believe Dell does the same thing with OpenManage. With this type of option you boot from the HP SmartStart disc and it will prompt you to insert your Windows disc after going through some initial configuration steps. If it is a whitebox server then Mrdenny is correct.
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