OK, we have an old DELL 1750 and we want to install W2008 R1 Web Edition 32 bit. Problem is, it only has a CD drive and the image from Microsoft is a DVD image. Tried using the original W2000 server installed on the PC as host and ran the W2008 installer from an external USB DVD player. All worked fine and selected a second disk with one basic partition as the target - i.e. second disk would just have W2008 Server and could be used in place of the current disk with W2000. Trouble is, the second disk won't boot on its own as the first disk seems to contain boot sector related info. How do I get around this so that I have one standalone disk?
I tried EasyBCD to try and move the BCD data to the second disk so it would boot independently but no such luck.