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Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit) Installation instructions - ThinkStation S20, D20

Symptom

The customer wishes to install the retail version of Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit)

Affected Configurations

The above information is for the following systems:

  • ThinkStation S20 (type 4105, 4157, 4217)
  • ThinkStation D20 (type 4155, 4158)

Applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit) and (64bit)
Solution

When you install Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit versions) on an S20 or D20 system, you will need to install mass storage controller drivers to allow Windows XP to access the SATA or SAS HDDs installed in your system. This is accomplished by creating floppy disk(s) with the required driver(s), downloaded from our support site, and using them during the F6 phase of the installation process. Further instructions on the F6 process are listed after the driver download instructions below.

Before you begin, you must take note of the following configuration details on the target S20 or D20 system:

System Type: (S20/D20)
HDD Type: (SATA/SAS)
BIOS SATA Setting: (IDE/AHCI/RAID)

*For S20 systems, some may be configured with an add-in PCIe Marvell SAS Controller Card. Make note of the presence or absence of this card in the target system.

Obtaining the mass storage drivers:

S20 systems with ONLY SATA drives will need a single floppy disk. All S20 systems, with SAS controller cards, and all D20 systems will need two floppy disks. Depending on which version of Windows XP you wish to install and which type of HDDs your system contains, you will need up to two of the following driver packages.

Step 1) For all D20 and S20 systems, download one of the following two files. Select the 64-bit one for Windows XP64 or the 32-bit on for standard Windows XP.

Intel Matrix Storage (64-bit): a1rad13ws14.exe

Intel Matrix Storage (32-bit): a1rad13ws13.exe

Step 2) If your system is an S20 with ONLY SATA drives installed (no SAS controller card installed), then skip to Step 3.

For all other D20 and S20 systems, download the following file.

Marvell SAS (64-bit and 32-bit): adsas07ws17.exe

Step 3) Navigate to the location where you downloaded the file(s) from Steps 1 and 2 above, and double-click the EXE file(s)for the driver package(s) you downloaded. Follow the on-screen prompts to extract them to the desired location.

Step 4) Label one floppy disk "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver," then insert it into the floppy drive of the system that contains the downloaded drivers.

4a) Navigate to the folder where the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver was unpacked to.
Default for 32-bit is C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\RAID\a1rad13ws13
Default for 64-bit is C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\RAID\a1rad13ws14

4b) Copy the following files to the floppy disk:
iaahci.cat
iaAHCI.inf
iastor.cat
iaStor.inf
IaStor.sys
TXTSETUP.OEM

4c) Remove the floppy disk from your floppy drive.

4d) If your system is an S20 with ONLY SATA drives installed (no SAS controller card installed), then skip to step 6.

For all other D20 and S20 systems, continue to Step 5.

Step 5) Label a second floppy disk "Marvell SAS Driver Diskette”, then insert it into the floppy drive of the system that contains the downloaded drivers.

5a) Navigate to the folder where the Marvell SAS Storage Controller driver was unpacked to.

5b) Copy the following files and folders to the floppy disk:
amd64
i386
mv64xx
txtsetup.oem

Step 6) With your floppy disks in hand, you can begin your Windows XP installation process.

Installing Windows XP:

Make sure to remove any floppy disk from your floppy drive before beginning the installation process.

Click here to download reference the Microsoft KB article.

During the text-mode phase of the setup process, Windows pauses briefly and prompts you to press F6. This option is displayed in the status line and lets you use an OEM mass storage controller driver. The F6 option is provided strictly as a means to install OEM drivers for mass storage controllers only.

This is required to let the installation of the operating system continue. Microsoft does not support using F6 to install any device driver other than mass storage controller drivers.

Note Mass storage controller drivers can be loaded only from floppy disks by using the F6 key. The F6 key cannot be used to load drivers that are stored on USB flash drives, on USB hard disks, or on other external storage devices. If you press F6 when you are prompted, you receive a screen that requires you to have the appropriate driver on a floppy disk and to insert the disk into the floppy disk drive to load the driver.

Step 7) Insert your Windows XP installation CD, and begin the installation process. When the F6 prompt comes up, press F6. After a short delay, you will be presented with the driver installation screen.

Step 8) When prompted, press 'S' to Specify Additional Device, and you will be presented with a screen asking you to insert your Manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk.

Step 9) Insert the disk labeled "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver" (from Step 4), and press the Enter key. You will then be presented with a list of drivers to select from.

9a) If your system has SATA configured for AHCI mode, in the BIOS setup screen, then you need to select the following driver:
Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller

9b) If your system has SATA configured for RAID mode, in the BIOS setup screen, then you need to select the following driver: Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO SATA RAID Controller

9c) After Windows returns to the driver installation screen from Step 8, remove the floppy disk from the floppy drive.

9d) If your system is an S20 with ONLY SATA drives installed (no SAS controller card installed), then skip to step 12.

For all other D20 and S20 systems, continue to Step 10.

Step 10) Press 'S' to Specify Additional Device, and you will again be presented with a screen asking you to insert your Manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk.

Step 11) Insert the disk labeled "Marvell SAS Driver Diskette" (from Step 5), and press the Enter key. You will then be presented with a list of drivers to select from.

11a) If you are installing Windows XP 64-bit, then you need to select the following driver:
Marvell 64xx/63xx SAS Controller 64bit Driver

11b) If you are installing Windows XP 32-bit, then you need to select the following driver instead:
Marvell 64xx/63xx SAS Controller 32bit Driver

11c) After Windows returns you to the driver installation screen from Step 10, remove the floppy disk from the floppy drive.

Step 12) With all floppy disks removed from the floppy drive, press the Enter key to continue with the Windows XP installation process.

Step 13) Later in the installation process, Windows will ask you to insert the disk(s) from Steps 9 and 11, so keep the disks available.

Step 14) After the second time Windows asks you for each driver disk, the Windows XP installation process will continue as normal, and you will not need the driver disks again for this installation

 


  • Alias ID: SF10-D0001
  • Document ID: HT003960
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
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