?
Solved

Compaq Proliant ML370 setup

Posted on 2004-08-13
13
Medium Priority
?
1,171 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi,

I'm trying to setup a Compaq ProLiant ML370 - as I cannot afford SCSI drives I am using an IDE hard drive.

How do you get to the BIOS setup screen? Is it like other Compaq servers I have seen whereby the setup program is stored on a hidden partition on the hard disk?

Is it possible to boot from the IDE channel? Windows 2000 installs fine, but when it reboots after set up the 'Invalid system disk' error appears (Same one as when you leave an unbootable floppy in the drive - and no, it's not that ;-)

Thanks for any help with this - I just want to get this working to use as a server at home!
0
Comment
Question by:chronyx
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
13 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 11792638
F10 should get you into the BIOS.

You should be able to boot from an IDE drive.  After you get into the BIOS, look for the option to choose the boot device - it's probably set to something that doesn't have a disk (floppy or CDROM), so set it to the hard disk.
0
 

Author Comment

by:chronyx
ID: 11792717
I thought it was F10 but that doesn't seem to work - one place also suggested F9 but no joy there.

Do you press it on the splash screen or when the POST info is being displayed?
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 11792849
Just keep tapping on it as soon as the POST screen comes up.
0
Optimum High-Definition Video Viewing and Control

The ATEN VM0404HA 4x4 4K HDMI Matrix Switch supports 4K resolutions of UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI (4096 x 2160) with refresh rates of 30 Hz (4:4:4) and 60 Hz (4:2:0). It is ideal for applications where the routing of 4K digital signals is required.

 

Author Comment

by:chronyx
ID: 11792900
OK I'll give it a go - does this one need the setup program to be installed first? An old Compaq server I used did have - the setup screen had a GUI etc so that was installed on the HD while the settings were still saved to CMOS (That was my understanding of it anyway)
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:DoTheDEW335
ID: 11793379
is it a G3??? I found the instructions for a G3 :

Turn on the power.
Press F9 to enter the ML370 G3 BIOS.

I would gess all ML370s would use F9 also. So try it , power on the pc then keep hittin F9 as soon as you power it on.
0
 

Author Comment

by:chronyx
ID: 11793999
OK will do - as far as I can gather it is just one of the first ML370's - there isn't a G2/3/4 designation
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
DoTheDEW335 earned 2000 total points
ID: 12551832
I think I found his answer but he never replyed. I found documentation but for some idiotic reason I didn't post it with my msg, but I did post a solution for the model he stated.
0
 

Author Comment

by:chronyx
ID: 12552796
I found out from another source this computer did not suppor booting from IDE even from another PCI card - so it was consigned to the bin.

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:DoTheDEW335
ID: 12562230
Well I did research how to get into your bios which was 1/2 of your question and should have led to an answer if there was no section to boot to the IDE in the bios.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:DoTheDEW335
ID: 12562231
Next time it would just be nice to let everyone know that.

-=Unsubscribed=-
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:compfixer101
ID: 14115064
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
accept dothedew335

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

Compfixer101
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question