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Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

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Mohamed AbouHaggar
Occasional Advisor

Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

Any tips on how to boot from the CD forcefully. The CD drive is functional but the server will not boot from SmartStart CD.
I tried different versions of the CD.
We are trying to install the system partiton on the server before upgrading to Win 2K.
Any tips or pointers are highly appreciated.
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

firstly
DL380 G x ?? 1,2,3,4 ?
Smart Star CD that you tried ?? Rev. ??

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/cd_supportinfo/cd_supportinfo.html



Mohamed AbouHaggar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD


G1
Smart Start 5.5 and 7.4

TIA
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

problem might be related to CD drive or I/O
or seettings

try diskettes for now instead CD

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/13227.html

it ROC used F8 will be available for you for ORCA

5.50 max for DL380G1 - try 5.30
after PSP 7.5x



RaMpaNTe
Trusted Contributor
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Re: Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

Either or.

Anyway just make sure the drive is functional by putting the CD-ROM drive in another server, also trying with the media you are using in a known good server.


Chill

RaMpaNTe
You heve a question... I have an aswer!!!
Mohamed AbouHaggar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

thanks all for all the advice.
Server is now up and running.
Apparently the CD-ROM was the problem. It has a mind of its own as to when it will read media. should be replaced soon.

Thank you all again.
Mohamed AbouHaggar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant DL380 will not boot from SmartStart CD

used other CD drive.
mysteriously the old one now works and boots.
strange, but happy