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I have a dell proliant server 2500 which has NO CD or DVD drives and no connectors on the motherboard. I want to install operating system and when i check BIOS, boot options, there is only Hard disk and PXE Boot. I need help

FRancis

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There is harddisk and PXE boot. So why not use PXE boot ? –  Hennes Sep 18 '13 at 11:30
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HP Proliant or Dell PowerEdge? –  fukawi2 Sep 18 '13 at 12:49
    
@fukawi2 there's no 2500 model HP Proliant. They're typically named something like a "DL380 G7." The 2500 model number indicates that it's a Dell. –  MDMarra Sep 18 '13 at 20:29
    
@MDMarra I was just highlighting that "Dell Proliant" doesn't exist.... –  fukawi2 Sep 19 '13 at 4:08
    
Maybe he does have a Dell Proliant, and is having trouble finding the proper firmware to support boot from USB. –  mfinni Sep 19 '13 at 13:54

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YOU CAN EITHER SET UP PXE OR GET AN INTERNAL DVD/CD DRIVE. THAT SERVER IS TOO OLD TO SUPPORT BOOT FROM USB, SO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE WILL NOT WORK.

ALSO, YOU DO NOT HAVE A DELL PROLIANT, HP MAKES THE PROLIANT LINE. YOU HAVE A DELL POWEREDGE.

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DIDN'T REALISE IT WAS TOO OLD TO SUPPORT BOOTING FROM USB DEVICES! –  RobM Sep 18 '13 at 11:07
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YA, I HAD ISSUES USB BOOTING 2650S BEFORE, SO I CANT IMAGINE THAT A 2500 WILL WORK. –  MDMarra Sep 18 '13 at 11:09
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THIS IS THE ONLY TIME I WOULD UPVOTE AN ANSWER IN ALL CAPS. –  Journeyman Geek Sep 18 '13 at 11:20

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