Just looking for some suggestions,
I've got an older Dell PowerEdge 2600 server that I'm currently resurrecting to use in a test environment. I've got my copy of Server 2008 32bit all ready to go - only one problem. The Server doesn't have a DVD drive - CD only (shows you how old the thing is).
Anyway, the server does not have an IDE or SATA bus, SCSI only. I have no SCSI DVD drives. I've attempted to use an external DVD drive - no love, the BIOS only allow for boot via HDD, Floppy, or CD.
So, what I'm looking for - does anyone know if a BIOS upgrade would allow for USB boot support? I'll need to install some windows-based OS it seems to flash, and I don't want to waste my time if it's going to be fruitless. Also, I'm wondering if it would be safe to assume that popping either an IDE or SATA PCI card would allow for boot from a attached device (why not, I can boot from my RAID array - but that's a bit different I guess)