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Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

 
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mwolfe
Advisor

Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

I have a USB flash drive that I would like to use on one of our servers.

Unfortunately, the DL360 G3 gives the error "602 - Diskette boot record error" whenever I try to start the system with the flash drive installed.

The BIOS is updated to the most current version.
There is no option to disable legacy USB support in BIOS.
USB is not listed in the boot device order selection menu.

I am aware that I can remove the flash drive to boot the system and then install the flash drive. However, this requires me to be onsite every time the system is booted - not an option.

Is there any way to make this work?

Thanks!
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MStoumba
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

Have you tried an older flash drive? Alot of these new ones have there own bios to make them look like FLPY or CD rom drives
mwolfe
Advisor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

No, the only drive I've tried is a brand new Sandisk 16GB drive purchased for this purpose.

How old of a drive would you suggest using? We do need a decent amount of space on it.

Thanks for the reply
MStoumba
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

Ya i see you problem. Just try anything to see if you can change the issue. Do you have an old 256 or 512 laying around
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

> 602 - Diskette boot record error
> USB is not listed in the boot device order selection menu

Is the floppy listed? Remove it and every other device from the boot list including CDROM. Leave only the OS hard disk.
mwolfe
Advisor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

I'm not sure if the floppy was listed or not. I'll check again the next time I am in the building and will post an update to this thread as to whether or not it works.

If anyone has any other suggestions, keep them coming.

Thanks!
Murad_3
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

Is there an autorun.inf or similar on the USB drive? Could that be part of the problem?
jlmallard
Occasional Visitor
Solution

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

Hi, mwolfe!

I have just had the exact same problem with an HP DL360 G2.

Fix
Get into BIOS settings of DL360 G2
System Options, Diskette Boot Control, Disabled
Save on Exit
(Note that Standard Boot Order (IPL), and putting Floppy Drive (A:) to last (IPL:4) does not fix the problem.)

I don't know if that fix could be done on a G3 as opposed to my G2?
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mwolfe
Advisor

Re: Cannot boot DL360 G3 when USB flash drive is installed

Thanks, jlmallard!

This did work for us on a DL360 G3 and has been a big help!