Typical operating-system installation by using ServerGuide

This section details the ServerGuide typical operating-system installation.

The ServerGuide program can reduce the time for installing an operating system. It provides the device drivers that are required for your hardware and for the operating system that you are installing. Refer to the following list for a typical operating-system installation by using ServerGuide:

  1. After you have completed the setup process, the operating-system installation program starts. (You need your operating-system disc to complete the installation.)
  2. The ServerGuide program stores information about the server model, service processor, hard disk drive controllers, and Ethernet controllers. Then, the program checks the CD for any updated device drivers. This information is stored and then passed to the operating-system installation program.
  3. The ServerGuide program presents operating-system partition options that are based on your operating-system selection and the installed hard disk drives.
  4. 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.