Solved

How to boot server from CD-ROM

Posted on 2007-03-17
4
1,856 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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.
0
Comment
Question by:x2cmsac
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 18742179
Try that CD on other system see it will boot ok, if not, it is cd faulty.
0
 

Author Comment

by:x2cmsac
ID: 18742345
CD Boots fine on other systems, server bios showing ATAPI CD-Rom in bios etc...
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Computerguy107 earned 500 total points
ID: 18743591
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.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 18743742
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.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Requirements: root access via SSH, telnet, or other.. Alternately, access from the server administrator to run a counter-strike server, and the proper access rights to do so. Enough free disk space (and allowed to use this much, eg disk quota): 6…
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration, of the HP EVA 4400 SAN Storage. The name , IP and the WWN ID’s used here are not the real ones. ABOUT THE STORAGE For most of you reading this, you …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

839 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