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Boot a DL320 with 3rd party IDE CD?

Björn Sjöstrand
Occasional Visitor

Boot a DL320 with 3rd party IDE CD?

Hi everybody! We just bought a DL320G2 with an integrated IDE RAID controller but unfortunately the CD-combo delivery has been delayed. Since I'm in a real hurry get this server up and running I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to connect a 3rd party IDE CD to be able to install the server.

I've tried just simply connect a ATA CD-ROM to the primary IDE channel as a slave but the BIOS will not detect the CD. (Well, I've really tried just about every combination of IDE-channels, Master/Slave configurations and numerous CD-ROMs). If the CD is configured as a master on any IDE-channel, the boot will hang, when configured as slave, it goes undetected.

Does anyone know of a clever configuration of the integrated IDE RAID controller and BIOS to make this work?

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Boot a DL320 with 3rd party IDE CD?

The only thing I would suggest is that you try jumpering for Cable Select.

Make a great day!