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proliant 1500 installing problem

neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

proliant 1500 installing problem

hi i brought a proliant 1500, i formated the hard drive and i cant seem to install any os because the cd drive does not recognise the cd but whe i restart the sytem with the compaq smartstart for servers in it boots up the disk can anyone help?
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JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

Try using the system erase utility from here:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/16251.html
Enjoy!
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neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

thanks i will give that a try any more ideas about how to install it propley just say thanks neil
neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

john i did that wat shall i do next mate coz im new too all this server and compaq stuff thatnks
Stein Waalen
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

Erase the system, then boot on the SmartStart. It will tell you when to install the OS.
-Keep riding in circles
neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

the only smartstart cd i got is the compaq smart start for servers reliease 5 is that the one?

cheers

neil
JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

Any of the Smart Start 5.x CD's will build this system.
Let us know if you have any other errors/troubles building it.
For reference you can read the following:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/SmartStart/index.html
G'luck!
Enjoy!
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neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

i did that then i rebooted. I fdisk and sorted out me drives then formated them. Now when i reboot with operating sytem it dont wanna know the operating system, do in need certain operating systems? i.e windows 2000 server coz i aint got any! ive got windows 98se,me,xp,and xp pro are these any good? or wat am i doing wrong?
neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

p.s none of these are compaq does this matter?
neil gargaro
Occasional Advisor

Re: proliant 1500 installing problem

hi all i re did the computer coz i thought i did it wrong! and guess wat i did, now i sorted it the only thing is i need windows 2000 server or any server program! thanks for you help guys :)