Typical operating-system installation
This section details the ServerGuide typical operating-system installation.
The ServerGuide program can reduce the time it takes to install an operating system. It provides the device drivers that are required for your hardware and for the operating system that you are installing. This section describes a typical ServerGuide operating-system installation.
- After you have completed the setup process, the operating-system installation program starts. (You will need your operating-system CD to complete the installation.)
- The ServerGuide program stores information about the server model, service processor, hard disk drive controllers, and network adapters. Then, the program checks the CD for newer device drivers. This information is stored and then passed to the operating-system installation program.
- The ServerGuide program presents operating-system partition options that are based on your operating-system selection and the installed hard disk drives.
- The ServerGuide program prompts you to insert your operating-system CD and restart the server. At this point, the installation program for the operating system takes control to complete the installation.