Dell Optiplex GX1 ( No Boot)
Posted on 2006-07-08
Hope someone can help. I have an old Dell Optiplex GX1 I use for a second PC backups etc. My work is going to start using Linux on thier servers and I want to get ahead of the game so I thought I would convert this machine to a Suse Linux box.
I rebooted the machine and entered system settings to force the computer to boot from the CD, then did ALT B to save and reboot. Absolutely nothing.
Well not quite. The power light comes on, the CD and floppy lights come on and I hear the HDD start up but nothing appears on the screen. I looked at Dell's web site ant tried to follow some instructions for reverting System Settings to factory default but as I did not get and response when pressing the Caps, Scroll and Num locks (No Lights on keyboard) I assume nothing is happening. I share the Keyboard and Video through a KVM with my primary machine and all is working there no problems.
I think I remember that the Settingscan be reset by doing something inside the box but cannot find out what on the Dell site so maybe I am imagining it. (Getting Old and Grey :-<)
If anyone has any flashes of genius and can advise would be grateful.
PS just incase it was a corrupt Suse boot CD I tried my Genuine Windows XP CD same results.