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Re: Booting Proliant 800

Peter Teunissen <oneman@onemanifest.net> writes:

> I've just bought a cheap Proliant 800 PII 450 and would like to
> install Debian on it. 

Congrrats. I have a proliant 800 with a pii 400.  It has been a very
solid machine.

> It simply ignores the floppy or CD and start booting from disk.

Sounds like a problem in the "bios", which afaik is contained wholly in
the f10 partition.  You might have to restore this partition before you
can do anything.

> Even the setup utility (F10) results in a message: 'System partition
> utilities not available on this system'

You will probably have to get the floppy image files from the www (it
has been a long time since I have needed to do this).  These are
bootable images I think, and will lead you through the procedure.

> Does anyone have information on onstalling Debian on this system or
> pointers to good info?

The following url should have what you are looking for.  The name of the
guy I talked to at compaq was Richard Black.  He put a bunch of info on
the www concerning installing on proliant servers.


I hope this points you in the right direction.


Robert D. Crawford                                      rdc1x@comcast.net

Q:	How much does it cost to ride the Unibus?
A:	2 bits.

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