The ThinkServer EasyStartup program guides you through the steps to create a response file and perform unattended installations of supported Microsoft Windows operating systems and associated device drivers.
ThinkServer EasyStartup 1.0
Supported Operating Systems
The following operating systems are suppported:
Support for assisted installation of Microsoft Windows 2003
Support for assisted installation of Microsoft Windows 2003 x64
Support for assisted installation of Microsoft Windows 2008
Support for assisted installation of Microsoft Windows 2008 x64
Support for the following servers:
Technical Tip If you would like to install Windows 2008 SBS operating systems on one of the following systems:
Follow the steps below:
Boot and install with the Operating System DVD
Go out to the Lenovo Support website and download and install the device drivers from there.
For manual installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, please click here.
Support for assisted installation of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 x64
Support for assisted installation of Microsoft Windows 2008 SBS SP2 x64
Support for assisted installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Support for assisted installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux x64
Support for assisted installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise
Support for assisted installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise x64
Support for the following servers:
Downloading the package
Click the file link to download the file from the Web page.
When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded file.
Installing the package
Create a bootable DVD from the ISO file, EasyStartup.iso.
Reboot or power on your server.
Insert the EasyStartup DVD into your DVD-ROM drive.
Follow the steps to use EasyStartup. Refer to the User Guide and On-line Help for more usage instructions.
Problem: If the user selects the option to "Install the operating system using a preexisting response file", all the data on other partitions will be deleted. Workaround: The user must select "Continue to the main interface" in order to save their data on the other partitions.
Problem: When using the side digital keyboard to type in the text fields, the focus will not automatically move to the next textbox. Workaround: The user should use the regular keys to type and the focus will automatically move to the next textbox.
Problem: If the user enters the ‘%’ character in the IP Address field, the user will be allowed to input it in the text field. Workaround: Even though the user can input an invalid character such as '%', when the user selects Next it will warn the user that they have entered an invalid character and cannot proceed with the configuration.
Problem: Install Linux via EasyStartup, it will take a long time (over 25 mins for 200G) to format /boot partition if this partition is over 200G. Workaround: It is recommended that the /boot partition is set to no more than 200G, and then it will take just several minutes to complete formatting.
Problem: Use EasyStartup via remote management model, switch the focus between left and right panel by keyboard will fail on the remote console window, easy start up can’t support this function. Workaround: The user should use the mouse to switch the focus between the left and right panel.
Problem: When installing RHEL5.3/5.4 with EasyStartup through the Remote Management Module, it will prompt "CD Not Found" when the user follows the screen message to insert the OS disc. Workaround: The user should install RHEL5.3/5.4 with EasyStartup through the local DVD-ROM.
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: 23 Oct 2013