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BOOT from add-on PCI card - HOWTO?

 
Panen
Occasional Advisor

BOOT from add-on PCI card - HOWTO?

Hi folks,
We have a DL360 with CD-drive onboard;
Most of our installation disks are DVD nowadays.

We have put in two PCI cards in the PCI riser card array.
One is just a simple IDE RAID controller card, and the other is a 3ware Escalade 9500S-4DP.

I have connected a DVD-drive to the IDE controller card, and the BIOS of this card picks it up nicely.
However, I cannot boot a DVD from this drive...

Is there any solution to this situation?
Possibly create some boot floppy that redirects to the DVD drive?

Thanks for your help!

Erwin
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: BOOT from add-on PCI card - HOWTO?

Did you try to adjust the boot controller order in the BIOS (RBSU)?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Oleg Koroz
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Re: BOOT from add-on PCI card - HOWTO?

if G1 you have no luck till you install slim DVD drive
Panen
Occasional Advisor

Re: BOOT from add-on PCI card - HOWTO?

I tried to change boot sequence in RBSU but cannot specifically assign to boot to e.g. PCI slot 1.
I can only disable internal CD.

Automatically booting to IDE harddisk connected to PCI IDE controller works though??

Other suggestions?

Thanks for your fast reaction!!:-)

Erwin
Panen
Occasional Advisor

Re: BOOT from add-on PCI card - HOWTO?

Thanks guys!!
You just gave me a wonderfull idea!!
I popped in my DELL laptop DVD slim drive, and am up and running now!!

Thanks!!