Debian 9.6 on an old Dell PowerEdge 860 Server.

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Debian 9.6 on an old Dell PowerEdge 860 Server.

Postby leondante » 2018-12-05 19:07

Hello, I want to install it in this server but after the installer starts, it doesn't find the 'CD-ROM'. Is not a CD, is a USB well done and is the net install. I tried anyways burning a CD but didn't work either.

¿Can anyone help me with the issue?

¿Where can I try to start touching it to make it run?

Thanks.
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Re: Debian 9.6 on an old Dell PowerEdge 860 Server.

Postby bw123 » 2018-12-05 19:40

Tried any of these solutions? good luck.
https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=poweredge+boot+from+usb
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Re: Debian 9.6 on an old Dell PowerEdge 860 Server.

Postby leondante » 2018-12-06 23:40

Hello there, I just found the issue. I was using two equal USB drives when trying to install Debian or CentOS or anyother. For some hardware reason these both didn't were find by the installer when looking for files. I don't know why, but after changing to other different USB drive the installer run smoooooth and perfect. I tried a lot of things except this, so maybe next time I'll use a completely different drive and not exactly the same model but other one.

Thanks for supporting my not-so-wise question.
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Re: Debian 9.6 on an old Dell PowerEdge 860 Server.

Postby bw123 » 2018-12-07 14:36

ah, thanks. I seem to remember an undocumented issue like that. If there are two usb or cdroms active the installer gets confused. I never did find out what the issue was. That good of you to post back what you found out, might help others in the future.
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