I am in a bit of a fix and needed to spin up another HyperV host (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/592708/microsoft-exchange-transport-service-won39t-start.html).
Lead time on a server was far too long, so bought a precision workstation.
It has an M2 2280 x 512GB preinstalled with W10.
I need it to be running W2012 R2 on as the host.
After A LOT of messing around to work out how to get an ISO -> USB and boot when the BIOS has had legacy boot removed..... and realising that the installer will only get so far using the graphics card and then hangs (it has been a long a trying morning).
It now gets to: Standard install and custom. As I don't want it installing it in the same place as the W10, I select custom, but it can't find any of the 3 drives: the original M2, the 2TB one I have installed or the SATA 250Gb - all seen by the bios. Of course the Dell support portal won't give me relevant drivers. So what do I need to do / get?
I can see the Bios said Intel Raid (checked) or AHCI (corrected). I am thinking I should remove the Dell supplied Disk in case I really fry it, but it won't see any of the drives.
All except the dell one are fresh out of the wrapper - no formatting etc.
Help appreciated. Jason.