Booting of DVD on HP Proliant ML150 G6
Posted on 2009-12-27
I've always had problems with HP servers and the "easy start up CD" I don't know why I keep on doing to my self. I wonder if Dell does the same thing with startup cds?
In this case a brand new ML150 G6, fresh of the box. I tried to install SBS 2003 HP version. I booted of the start-up cd fine, I selected my OS and portioned the drive and installed the required drivers, it then asked me to insert my SBS cd and reboot, which I did, the installation continued with an error "could not find files."(can't remember the exact files) I rebooted and attempted to run the easy startup cd again, and for the life of me the server will not boot of the DVD drive. I've reset the BIOS, took the battery out, took the RAID card out, and the server will not even look at the DVD drive to boot from, I checked the BIOS boot settings and I have CD/DVD first, the BIOS recognises the DVD drive but it just will not boot from it. I don't know what caused that first attempt to install SBS that it wont see the DVD drive when booting. The server just power-cycles continuously.
Any help very much appreciated,