Thursday, 4 December 2008

Deploying a HP 6930 with Altiris Deployment Server DS 6.8

A howto was described in following thread

Download the Intel Storage Matrix Softpaq from the HP site and change the included txtoem file.

Change the scsi= line from IaStor=*** to Iaachi=**
You need to know the version of SATA the 6930p needs to reference when booting. On our version we changed it to ICHM9_E/M (paraphrasing). If you have a clean install of XP with all the drivers loaded from scratch, you can find out what file this is.
Once found and changed int he TXTOEM, you need to re-create your PXE boot file, and select the correct NIC and the SATA files. I do this by dumping both the NIC and SATA drivers into one folder and selecting the 'Have Disk' option during NIC selection.
Changing the TXTOEM file is the hardest part of this process, but not impossible.
Keep in mind that while you may be able to boot the machine to WinPE, deploying an image with this drier requires re-sysprepping your base image to account for these new mass storage drivers. If not, the imaged computer WILL blue screen

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