During the initial setup of Microsoft ™ Windows Server 2008 at the page " Where do you want to install Windows?" I can see all the available disks (i.e. the RAID volumes created in RAID BIOS Console) but there is an error saying: " Windows cannot be installed to this disk. (Show details)".
The installation of the operating system cannot be completed even if I create a new partition and click Next.
Below is the screenshot showing the details of the error.
This is the normal expected behaviour and occurs when the RAID BIOS is disabled in the properties of the controller.
You can see if the RAID BIOS is disabled during POST when the RAID is initialised.
To resolve this problem procede as follows:
- Enter the RAID BIOS Console [CTRL+G] and select Controller Properties.
- Click Next and on the Properties page and identify the Controller BIOS setting
- Change the Controller BIOS setting from Disabled to Enabled.
- Click Submit to save the changes. Exit RAID BIOS console and proceed with the installation of Windows operating system.
| Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise*, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Datacenter*, Windows Web Server 2008 R2*, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation*, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems*
This applies to: