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Booting from CD on old Compaq Proliant 800

 
Derek Thom
Occasional Visitor

Booting from CD on old Compaq Proliant 800

I have an old Compaq Proliant 800 that I am trying to reload th OS on. It isnot set to boot from the CD by default, so I want to change that in the BIOS. However, I can not seem to gain access to that. I have tried every "F*" key available, and delete, etc. to no avail. I know its an old server, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting from CD on old Compaq Proliant 800

RBSU >>> F9

System Configuration Utility >>> "Press F10 for System Partition Utilities"

BIOS Utility >>> F10

ORCA >>>F8

Hey Derek... those are the only key known USED POST.

Try restarting the server & immediately start tapping onto F10 key every one second.
hope it helps.

Regards,
James.
Derek Thom
Occasional Visitor

Re: Booting from CD on old Compaq Proliant 800

Tried the F10 repeatedly from start, didn't work. But, I got a work around, maybe a 3.5" floppy that immediately loads a cd driver and then boots from the cd. Worked well.

Thanks!
Derek Thom
Occasional Visitor

Re: Booting from CD on old Compaq Proliant 800

Tried the F10 repeatedly from start, didn't work. But, I got a work around, made a 3.5" floppy that immediately loads a cd driver and then boots from the cd. Worked well.

Thanks!