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cdrom boot failure

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

cdrom boot failure

is there an sp update for correcting cdrom boot failures ie with SmartStart etc, as suspect cd firmware problem.
Server has latest BIOS
Many thanks
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Mark Cloutier
Respected Contributor

Re: cdrom boot failure

if i am reading your question correctly you are not able to boot off of the cd rom..you do not explain any errors so I am assuming you simply cannot boot off of it. a few things to check
1) have you tried multiple cd's to see if it is just that cd or not?
2) if you bring the system all the way into the OS does it have a recognized drive letter for the cd rom?
3) have you gone into the f10 partition to see if the cd rom is set in the boot order? it is by default
4) physically verify the cabling going to the cd rom and from the cd rom to the system board...replace any cables that seem kinked or cut and any that may have bent pins on the ends...
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