HP ProLiant DL360 G4p will not boot to OS Installation Disk

I have an HP ProLiant DL360 G4p with two mirrored 146GB drives. I'm tryign to install Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard by booting to burned ISO DVD-ROM. For some reason it will not boot to the disk.

I have tried using a SmartStart disk, actually disks (tried versions 8.00 through 8.60) but when I get to the screen to insert the OS media and click Continue it tells me that there is no media. Obviously it can't be the CD-RoM drive since I was able to boot from the SmartStart CD to begin with. If I manually hold down the power button to hard boot it, it will then boot to the Windows disk but give me an error that reads, "The input data file (HPSSBEM.INI) could not be found."

I'd prefer to boot from the OS disk but the closest I've been able to get is with the assistance of the SmartStart CD. Either way, I haven't been able to get an OS installed. I've tried multiple DVDs with ISO images that I know work so I'm not sure what to do here. Any ideas?
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losipConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You've answered your own question: You could boot from the CD, but not the DVD.  The DL360G4 only came with a CD-ROM; not a DVD.  UNless you've upgraded since?
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losipCommented:
You should be able to use remote media through iLo to mount the DVD somewhere else.
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losipCommented:
Or, if you have access to a later server with a low-profile DVD drive, you can swap then until the system's up.
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ajhoy26Author Commented:
Ugh, I feel stupid now. Such an obvious thing. Thanks guys, I'll boot via USB instead.
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losipCommented:
If there's no option to boot from USB, try upgrading the System ROM from here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=452749&prodNameId=3288142&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-ddef67fcfd824deeaf8f86d14b

This is version 2007.07.16 which is the latest because the server was retired on Friday March 31st, 2006 but, to be honest, I can't remember whether older BIOS and/or the latest includes bootable USB support.
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losipCommented:
On reflection, you WILL need this version of the System ROM if you want to install WS08 anyway because previous versions would hang part way through the installation. - Oh, that might have been your next question!!
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ajhoy26Author Commented:
Ha, probably would have been. Thanks for the info.
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