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steven
January 11th 04, 03:00 PM
my collegue tried to revive one of our M370's for use, but found that
installing Win2K advanced server on a IDE HDD resulted in not being able
to boot..

he's installed the latest BIOS. does anyone know if the M370 supports
booting from IDE?

a workaround may be booting GRUB or LILO from floppy/CD and redirect it
to the hdd, but this is not a beauty.

cheers,
/steven

NuT CrAcKeR
January 11th 04, 06:33 PM
technically, the proliant servers support IDE ONLY for CDROM support.

I have heard of people making this work using add-in cards (promise IDE and
the like), but with those beautiful hotplugable cages, and PCI-X slots...
why wouldnt you want to use SCSI?

do a search on groups.google.com for " compaq.servers IDE boot " and I am
sure you will find the older articles that address this matter in more
detail.

Cheers,

LC

"steven" > wrote in message
...
> my collegue tried to revive one of our M370's for use, but found that
> installing Win2K advanced server on a IDE HDD resulted in not being able
> to boot..
>
> he's installed the latest BIOS. does anyone know if the M370 supports
> booting from IDE?
>
> a workaround may be booting GRUB or LILO from floppy/CD and redirect it
> to the hdd, but this is not a beauty.
>
> cheers,
> /steven