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How to boot server from CD-ROM

Posted on 2007-03-17
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We have an old rack server I want to setup as a development server, but I have no experience setting this up.  The spec is as follows -

HP NetServer LP2000r RackMount Server
* Dual P3-1133Mhz * 2048Mb * 3x 36Gb * RAID *

I can boot it, but I cant get it to boot from CD, I have looked in BIOS setup and there is something called Multiboot menu which has CDROM at the top, but I dont know how to access multiboot - i tried hitting space when it was starting up but this doesnt seem to work.  

I know the IDE drives in it are empty so I just get "cant find operating system".

Simple question but answer needed urgently, hence the points.
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Try that CD on other system see it will boot ok, if not, it is cd faulty.
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CD Boots fine on other systems, server bios showing ATAPI CD-Rom in bios etc...
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At times I have had this problem. What I do is take out all other boot devives from the bios except the CD Drive. This normally works. If it does not work make sure the cd reads on your server. If it reads on your server ..well....might even try another CD drive.
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Try this:

Start> Run, type in devmgmt.msc
Expand CD-ROM/DVD Drives, then Right click each entry and select Uninstall, then press OK.
Reboot and see if the drives work after that.
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