Intel Motherboard boot from CD-ROM

Greg Mason
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Does anyone happen to know how to get an Intel server board, (an S3200SHV specifically) to boot from CD?

There is nothing in the BIOS - well, there IS a Boot Manager, but it doesn't see the ROM - although the CD Drive shows up just fine in the installed O/S.

I have moved the Drive to various SATA ports on the MB without success...
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DavidPresident
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Commented:
Temporarily plug in a SCSI controller and SCSI-attached CD; or boot from the network.
Greg MasonOwner

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Thanks, but I have neither SCSI controller or LAN image available to me.

Are you saying that Intel motherboards simply can't boot from a ROM?
DavidPresident
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One other thing, not all O/Ss are capable of booting all CD drives.  Ran into this problem myself with Vista64 on an HP ... my work-around was using a SCSI-based CD since CD firmware update for a fix didn't exist  
Greg MasonOwner

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Thanks.

What I'm trying to do is to get the raw H/D platform to boot from CD.
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We ended up dumping the server - intel doesn't support their products to the end user - so their server motherboards are basically useless if you run into trouble. We went to Dell.

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