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Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

 
John Bassett
New Member

Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

I have an older Proliant DL380 G1, 1 ghz. It will not boot from the CDROM. I would like to get into the setup utilities, but they are not on the hard drive, nor do I have an OS on the machine yet. The manual says to create a boot diskette from the Utility download section, but I do not see any diagnostic software to install on a diskette. Can anyone help me configure the machine? I have another DL380 that I can boot from the CDROM and was thinking about using its hard drive. Is that possible? Thank you.
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Ron Moody
Frequent Advisor

Re: Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

The server should boot from the CDROM by default unless it was changed.
I would swap the CD drives first....
Almaev
Occasional Advisor

Re: Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

Your boot order is probably has changed from factory default. You need to download 4 floppy images (Compaq System Configuration Utility
version 2.58 A from http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/13227.html

You also can download Compaq System Erase Utility
version 1.70 A from http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17918.html and use it prior to starting new configuration.
Carlos_61
Valued Contributor

Re: Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

do u have the smart start CD? get it and try changing the CD ROM driver. Boot with SmartStart CD and configure HW, then install OS...
John Bassett
New Member

Re: Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

Thanks for the pointer to the diskette images. The problem was a defective CDRom. It sort of worked, but failed the Compaq diagnostics. I had a smartstart CDRom, but could not use it. Thank again everyone.
Almaev
Occasional Advisor

Re: Booting from Proliant DL380 CDrom

Thanks is too much, just rate accordingly ;-)