Vista 5308 installation problem

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Dan

I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig Eide
Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the partition or
the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the drive
as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then retried
the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the Vista
install.

Help!

Dan
 

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Zack Whittaker

Might sound like a lame foboff excuse - however try copying all the files
off the disk and onto a folder on the hard drive itself, say on the Desktop
and try installing from there.

I haven't had a single Vista installation from 5112 (and a couple of more
recent internal builds) that have actually worked from the disk media - I've
always had to copy the files onto the harddrive first.

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--: Original message follows :--
"Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
> event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig
> Eide
> Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the partition
> or
> the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the
> drive
> as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then retried
> the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the Vista
> install.
>
> Help!
>
> Dan
>
>
 

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Andre Da Costa

How did you launch Windows Vista setup, by booting off the disk or from
within XP? What is the partition size, I think build 5308 requires a minimum
of at 13 GBs free space.
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"Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
> event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig
> Eide
> Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the partition
> or
> the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the
> drive
> as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then retried
> the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the Vista
> install.
>
> Help!
>
> Dan
>
>
 

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D

Dan

I launched the install by booting off of the CD. The drive is 80 gig, and I
have tried with the entire drive formatted as a single NTFS partition, and
also without any partition created at all.

"Andre Da Costa" wrote:

> How did you launch Windows Vista setup, by booting off the disk or from
> within XP? What is the partition size, I think build 5308 requires a minimum
> of at 13 GBs free space.
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> Andre
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> "Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
> > event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig
> > Eide
> > Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the partition
> > or
> > the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the
> > drive
> > as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then retried
> > the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the Vista
> > install.
> >
> > Help!
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >

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AJR

As Andre has suggested in previous posts - install 5308 from within XP.

"Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
> event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig
> Eide
> Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the partition
> or
> the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the
> drive
> as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then retried
> the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the Vista
> install.
>
> Help!
>
> Dan
>
>
 

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Zack Whittaker

Have you actually tried from boot though? Sure that's available...

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rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"AJR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> As Andre has suggested in previous posts - install 5308 from within XP.
>
> "Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
>> event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig
>> Eide
>> Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the
>> partition or
>> the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the
>> drive
>> as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then
>> retried
>> the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the Vista
>> install.
>>
>> Help!
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>

>
>
 

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Andre Da Costa

I am not sure, but I don't think Vista currently supports installing to RAW
disk, only logical partitions. I would suggest installing XP on that 80 GB
drive, then start the setup from XP and choose a clean install or boot from
the disk and select the 80 GB drive and see if it installs then.
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"Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I launched the install by booting off of the CD. The drive is 80 gig, and
>I
> have tried with the entire drive formatted as a single NTFS partition, and
> also without any partition created at all.
>
> "Andre Da Costa" wrote:
>
>> How did you launch Windows Vista setup, by booting off the disk or from
>> within XP? What is the partition size, I think build 5308 requires a
>> minimum
>> of at 13 GBs free space.
>> --
>> Andre
>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
>> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>> "Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> >I received a copy of the 5308 (Feb CTP) Beta 2 Vista DVD at a recent TS2
>> > event and have tried to install it on my HP D530 with a Seagate 80 Gig
>> > Eide
>> > Barracuda drive. The installation will not recognize either the
>> > partition
>> > or
>> > the formatted drive, and seems to want a driver. I have formatted the
>> > drive
>> > as NTFS in XP and also tried deleting the partition in XP and then
>> > retried
>> > the install - have gotten similar results each time that I try the
>> > Vista
>> > install.
>> >
>> > Help!
>> >
>> > Dan
>> >
>> >

>>
 

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