HP ProLiant DL360 G4p will not boot to OS Installation Disk
Posted on 2010-11-30
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?