I've inherited an older Dell 1800 Poweredge Tower. 2 - 3.0ghz Xeons and 4 gig of Ram, 2 x 146gb 10,000rpm Cheetahs in a Raid Config. I do not have the passwords in order to get past the login screen (SBS 2003) but that doesn't really concern me (as a note: it will boot the the Win 2003 SBS login screen). There's nothing on it that I want. I'm trying to figure out how to get this thing to install either XP or Win 7 (I think that it's too old for Win 7, hence the install problems).
In the Bios I've set it to accept OS Install, Boot to CD Rom and so far we're fine. Since I'm pretty sure this won't accept Win 7 let's stick with the attempted XP Pro install. I get to the point where everything pre-loads and then stops and tells me that it hasn't detected a hard drive. I should also mention that before the install begins and at the final screen during the bios install it's telling me that there is only 256mb Mem available. The Bios does confirm there is 4gb of mem installed. Do I need to be installing any Raid drivers during the XP pre-Install? If possible, how can I removed the Raid config and use this as 2 individual drives thus not requiring any Raid drivers for the install?
I know there may be a lot to cover here but let's start with those questions.