Solved

HP ProLiant DL360 G4p will not boot to OS Installation Disk

Posted on 2010-11-30
7
5,728 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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?
0
Comment
Question by:ajhoy26
  • 5
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
losip earned 500 total points
ID: 34241555
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?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:losip
ID: 34241567
You should be able to use remote media through iLo to mount the DVD somewhere else.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:losip
ID: 34241581
Or, if you have access to a later server with a low-profile DVD drive, you can swap then until the system's up.
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 

Author Closing Comment

by:ajhoy26
ID: 34241679
Ugh, I feel stupid now. Such an obvious thing. Thanks guys, I'll boot via USB instead.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:losip
ID: 34241792
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.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:losip
ID: 34241828
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!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:ajhoy26
ID: 34241867
Ha, probably would have been. Thanks for the info.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works. the topics in the following article covered are, 1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc) 2) adding HDD 3) how t…
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question