I am attempting to install NT Server 4.0 on an IBM xSeries 206 server
with 3.06 GHz Pentium 4, 512Mb memory and 2 x 80 Gb SATA drives. These
are setup as one logical drive using the built-in IBM SATA Raid
controller (Raid 1).
On installing NT Server 4, just after the CD-Rom File System is
installed (normally the last driver before the blue install screen) it
stops, with a black screen with vertical lines of graphics characters.
As a test I have successfully used the IBM ServerGuide CD to install
Windows 2000 Server, no problems. The ServerGuide CD however only
allows automated installation of Windows Server 2000 and 2003, there is
no option for NT.
I have tried removing the SATA drives and installed a 6.5 Gb IDE drive,
key'd the F6 on startup and selected the SP4 version ATAPI.SYS IDE
driver but still the same result. I have also removed the CD-Rom drive
and installed from floppy disk, this gives the same problem but when
the FAT File System driver is loaded instead of the previous CD-Rom
File System driver.
Can anyone help with the installation problem or possibly point me
towards an IBM ServerGuide CD that includes NT as an option.