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IBM xServe 235 Servers obtained

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i just grabbed 2 very old IBM xServe 235 servers, each with dual Xeon 2.4Ghz HT and 3G of ram.

i planned to use these to host some internal reporting pages we have, they are more than powerful enough.

I have a problem however.

It seems the bios has no option to choose to boot from DVDrom drives, i hit a screen that shows it wants me to insert a floppy disk, of course i dont have any floppies with anything on them.

is this server so old that it cant boot from CD/DVD drives or something?

Also it has the IBM ServerRaid mini configuration, yet i can not find any way to configure the 2 harddrives into raid 1 at all.

Anyone who has used on of these servers please let me know!
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yes.  no DVD support. they are old.  use a SCSI-attach CD

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don't have a SCSI CDROM unfortunately.

would using Floppy disk work that had some CD/DVD drivers on it
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Ya, trying to do a PXE server, could come in useful for other systems in future, problem is in Costa Rica, even if they  had tons lying around they would probably charge a fortune for it.

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