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Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

 
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Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

The BIOS is disabled in Proliant 800, how to enable it
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Re: Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

How did you find that? Message? POST? Or you don't see anything on the Screen?
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Re: Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

I am interested in this as well. I am trying to install Windows 2003 on PL 800 for training, but not able to boot from CD Rom and don't know how to go into Bios to set this as well. Please let us how to install new systems on this server.
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Re: Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

If you like to set up the machine all new with new bios-config you have to get a copy of SmartStart CD 5.5 and the right server-profile disk.
Boot from SmartStart CD and do the "Erase System", then boot again and follow the instructions.

Smart Start CD:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/SmartStart/ss-agreement.html

Your Server Profile Disk:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/7453.html

After the installation you should be able to access the bios-configuration by pressing F10 while the machine is booting.
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Re: Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

If your machine cannot boot from CD you will have to set up the boot-partition for your bios-cofiguration by floppydisk.

You also can boot this floppy without setting up a new partition on your hdd.

You get what you need here:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1131.html (look for Compaq System Configuration Utility)
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Re: Problem installing OS in Proliant 800

Excuse me gentleman but I am having the same problem with the Proliant 145 G2, is this the same sight for this model?

Thank you.
Larry