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Re: Booting Proliant 800

On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 22:22:49 +0100
Peter Teunissen <oneman@onemanifest.net> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I've just bought a cheap Proliant 800 PII 450 and would like to  
> install Debian on it. But it will not boot anything. It only tries
> to   boot from a damaged Windoze NT install on it's disks but
> fails after   the initial bootloader sequence.
> I've tried booting without any result:
> - sarge installer CD
> - Sarge bootfloppy
> - HP Smartstart 5.50
> It simply ignores the floppy or CD and start booting from disk.
> Even the setup utility (F10) results in a message: 'System
> partition   utilities not available on this system'
> I've googled but couldn't find info on how to setup this system to
> boot a Linux installer.
> Does anyone have information on onstalling Debian on this system
> or   pointers to good info?

Have you changed the bios so it will boot from the floppy or the CD?

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks
in the silence of the heart.
  --Mother Teresa

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