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General OS installation (manually)

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General OS installation (manually)

I have both an ML350 G6 tower and DL320 G5p rackmount servers. I do not know how to install an OS manually on either of them. I have never used an HP server before, only Dell. I would like to install Ubuntu Server 18.04 or Windows Server 2016 but it ignores CDs and USB boot drives. I won't use SmartStart because it only allows older OSes. I've seen 2016 Server installed on the ML350 G6 before, but no explanation as to how.


Re: General OS installation (manually)


Try the below option to install Operating system manually

1)Reboot the server and press F9 to enter Server BIOS

2)Make sure CDdrive/USB drive is set as first boot order

3)Insert OS media into CD/DVD drive and reboot and it will boot from media 

If you want to boot from USB stick then you need to make USB as bootable



ML350 G6 server is not compatible with windows server 2016 operating system. This server is supported up to 2012 R2 Operating system.

 Please refer below link to know the supported operating system on the HPE servers

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