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Thread: Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?

  1. How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    Hello,

    I'm an independent developper and absolutely need to install several operating systems on my *Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E)* : it's very important for me because I've to check working of piece of software under every environment for real (not using solutions like VMware, for example).

    Well, so, at this time, I've done an Acronis TrueImage backup of original full HDD, then deleted original WinRE and Data partitions, reduced and moved at beginning of disk the Vista partition... and installed System Commander 8 to prepare my future multi-boot. At this time, all sounds right : Vista works perfectly !

    Also, note I've configured SATA in Setup BIOS to be in "Compatibility" mode ; just because I don't need AHCI in my type of use !

    Second stage : now, *I have to install Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) FR*. Of course, I'm aware that the blocking point is the SATA/AHCI driver, wich is absent in the Win 2K CD... So, I've just made a new CD integrating these drivers using nLite ; at this time, I've tried using driver from Toshiba's XP Drivers page and Intel site about Intel 82801 HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controlleur (ICH8M).

    But it doesn't work completely : the Win 2K install starts... All drivers are well loaded (including the AHCI ones) and just after this loading step, I get a black screen with just a blink cursor at top left of screen... indefinitively :-(

    I've also tried to switch SATA to "AHCI" mode in BIOS and it's the same.

    So, what to do next ?

    Do I've used the wrong AHCI drivers ? Do I need to incorporate the maximum of Toshiba Drivers (about chipset, display, sound) in the Windows 2000 install CD using nLite ? I mean until the CD capacity is not reached.

    Is there a way or tutorial to install Windows 2000 somewhere ? For XP, I think it will more easy because SP3 seems to support AHCI, but, just now, my problem is to install Windows 2000 : even if Microsoft wants to leave-it, there are a lot of professionals who still use-it... And my job, as developer, is to do my software works on this OS too ! *I really need to find a way to install it on this computer !!!*

    Awaiting your lighted replies and all tips or idea which could help me to achieve the task.
    In one word : HELP ! oops !

    Message was edited by: eanon

  2. Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    > Do I've used the wrong AHCI drivers?
    PossiblyÖ.

    As far as I know you need the Intel Matrix Storage Manger and in this package you will find the SATA drivers.
    http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/index.htm

    There you have to choose Get the latest driver - version PV 8.5 -> Win 2000 -> There you should take package from point 3

    Good luck

  3. Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    OK ! don't remember the Storage Manager version I used since I've tried several : from Toshiba and Intel sites... However I think it was not the 8.5 (maybe, rather, the 7.2 or 7.5, from my human memory)... Well, I'll try as you say asap and will be back to tell you the result : thanks anyway !

  4. Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    Well, I've downloaded the "32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility for Intel Matrix Storage Manager version 5.7.0.1011" from point #3 in page you indicated me about Windows 2000 ; the file is f6flpy32_57.zip. Then, extracted its content in a directory.

    At time to integrate the good driver to the Win2K CD, I see a list without anything about ICH8M, pointing iaahci.inf with nLite.

    Here is a snapshot of the list I see :

    http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/1...iteahcieu2.gif

    So, what is the right driver for my Toshiba Satellite L300-16M ?

    I've seen these two entries in the Vista's peripherals list :
    - 82801 HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controlleur
    - ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controlleur 2850

    Does these information true ? If yes, it means the Win 2000 driver package I've downloaded from the Intel site is not the good one : right ?

    What's your opinion ?

  5. Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    Hello

    I donít have experience with W2000 but try to use Ich8M_32-bit from http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/stormng-20070827133046.zip

    Where you want to find all drivers for W2000?

  6. Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    Thanks xaver, but I've already tried stormng-20070827133046.zip and it remains the same :(

    About all driver ? Oh, in fact, I'll try to see if the XP ones work and if not I'll have a not-fully working Win 2K, but it will be enough for me to test my programs... I hope, at least, I'll be able to do display driver work !

    Well, seeing I don't succeed using Intel/Toshiba drivers and nLite, I'm trying at this time to go through another way, installing Win2K in a VMware, then forcing install of the Toshiba AHCI driver, then doing a TrueImage of this and restauring in the Toshiba ! I'll see...

    However, if someone has an idea, don't hesitate.


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    EDIT : I'm now at the step to try to force the Store Manager driver from Toshiba (the one given for this model under XP), launching iata_cd.exe and after some second I see a message saying that this OS (Windows 2000) is not supported by this driver... So, from now, I clearly know why this driver failed when I gone through the nLite-customized Win2K CD install directly on the Satellite :-(

    So, this change the game : does it exist a Windows 2000 compatible driver for the Satellite L300-16M's AHCI Controller ??? This is the question !

    If you have the answer, very thanks to tell me, of course...

    Message was edited by: eanon

  7. Re: IMPORTANT - How to install Windows 2000 on a Satellite L300-16M (PSLB0E) ?
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    Hello

    > does it exist a Windows 2000 compatible driver for the Satellite L300-16M's AHCI Controller ?
    I have checked the specification of Satellite L300 (I have the same) and itís equippe with ICH8-M chipset.

    So I have checked the Intel page and the SATA driver for Windows 2000 supports only up to ICH7 chipsets. That means there is no official SATA driver for ICH8-M. :(

    I think you have to use the preinstalled OS or at least Windows XP.

    Greets

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