Select a method listed in Table 6–1 that meets the need of your environment for providing the mass storage drivers. Make note of the method you select.Table 6–1 Delivery Methods for Windows XP Mass Storage Drivers
Mass Storage Drivers Delivery Method
Floppy Disk Local: This is the recommended method. Uses a physical USB floppy drive externally connected to a USB port on the workstation. Do not connect it to a hub, this could cause the installation to fail.
Non-Floppy Media: Uses a USB flash disk or CD/DVD media inserted in the workstation.
CD/DVD and CD/DVD drive or USB flash drive media
To install the Intel SATA or RAID drivers using this method , you need the following:
Windows system with a CD-ROM drive
A blank diskette, CD/DVD, or USB flash drive
A Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Tools and Drivers DVD
A USB diskette drive if you create a diskette or an external CD/DVD drive if you create a CD/DVD
A Windows XP Installation media (non-OEM version)
On a Windows workstation, insert the Tools and Drivers DVD.
The Sun Ultra 27 Workstation menu appears.
Double-click the DRIVERS folder to open it.
Double-click the WINDOWS folder to open it.
The next steps depend on which disk controller you are using.
Insert a blank diskette, CD/DVD, or flash drive into the workstation.
Copy the file from xxbit directory to the media where xx is 32 or 64 for 32-bit or 64-bit.
If your media is diskette, attach a USB diskette drive to the workstation. If your media is CD/DVD, attach an external CD/DVD drive to the workstation.
Insert the diskette or CD/DVD into the external drive or attach the USB flash drive.
Insert a Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit installation CD into the DVD drive of the Ultra 27 workstation.
When prompted, press the F6 key to install third-party SATA or RAID drivers.
Press the S key and then Enter to specify additional drivers.
Select the appropriate driver: Intel ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller for SATA, Intel ICH10R SATA RAID Controller for RAID, or LSI SAS.
Press Enter to continue the Windows XP installation.
After the OS installation is complete, install the NVIDIA graphics and RealTek audio drivers described in To Install the NVIDIA Graphics and RealTek Audio Drivers.
Make sure the Windows OS is already installed.
Insert the Tools and Drivers DVD into the DVD drive.
If required, perform the following steps to install the NVIDIA graphics drivers:
If required, perform the following steps to install RealTek audio drivers:
Reboot the workstation.
When done, proceed to Chapter 7, Updating the Critical Drivers and Software.