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Utilizing a USB Floppy to Install an Operating System

Microsoft* Windows by default does not have drivers for all USB floppies. When utilizing a floppy for adding RAID drivers, you may notice that the driver is loaded once. Later during installation, the operating system re-requests the file, but fails to find the floppy drive on the second attempt. If you are loading additional drivers during installation, there will be a file on the floppy called 'txtsetup.oem'. Open the file on another machine using a text editor such as Notepad, and add the following lines to the bottom of the [HardwareIds.scsi.(device name)] section

id = "USB\VID_03F0&PID_2001", "usbstor"

id = "USB\VID_054C&PID_002C", "usbstor"

id = "USB\VID_057B&PID_0001", "usbstor"

id = "USB\VID_0644&PID_0000", "usbstor"

This tells the operating system to use the standard USB storage driver for these additional floppy devices. You may need to contact your USB drive vendor to obtain their Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID) if these lines do not resolve the issue.

Operating System:

Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition*, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition*, Windows Storage Server*, Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems*, Windows Server 2003*, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5000PAL
Intel® Server Board S5000PSL Family
Intel® Server Board S5000VSA
Intel® Server Board S5000XSL
Intel® Server Board X38ML
Intel® Server System SR1530CL
Intel® Server System SR1530HCL
Intel® Server System SR1530HCLS
Intel® Workstation Board S5000XVN

Solution ID: CS-026606
Last Modified: 06-Mar-2015
Date Created: 23-May-2007
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