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Sunfire V-120 server / cd-rom not operating

Cannot get auto mounting of the cd rom to work. How do I determine that the cd-rom is bad or good? is there a command to intiate it or could it possibly be a seating issue with the hardware. DPI Sat Tech

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A) Ensure that the media used is good .( check in another system)
b) Try booting form DVD/CD - if system bots up you have a good drive
c) IN case the system fails to boot you may have one of the following issues
1) Bad dvd/cd drive
2) lose contacts /improper seating on the dirve .

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Re: sunfire V-120 server / cd-rom not operating

It sounds like it may be a seating issue, try to reseat it. if that don't work try another cd-rom.

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I recommend going into your BIOS and making sure your system is detecting the hard drive(s). If not, recheck your cable connection at the drive and the board. If it is detecting the drive, make sure it is set to be one of the boot drives(I would make it 2nd to the CD-ROM) and reboot your server. If you get the same error, you will need to reinstall the os.
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IBM X Series 345. Only has CD drive. Need to install Server 2008 which is on DVD. Are there alternatives? Going to school for IT degree and wanted to use this for in home lab.

This time is a long time gone in not being answered... So... if you are someone who has purchased an X series 345 server... Let me share what you need to varify from my own enxeriences... So Yes... server 2008 is a DVD... and no only are there no compatible DVD replacement items to install in the 345 case.... ( bought one which was sooo close to fitting in the exact spot where the cd rom is located.. but was 1/8 of an inch wider that the slot allows. So that is not an option )
No one is telling you this... because either they do not have the experience to know the difference... or they are just not aware of what the products are... because let me tell you sraight... No where in any of the documetnation on IBM do you find anyone sugesting that you can operate server 2008 as an upgrade operationg system in a 345 server.
I suggest you go to IBM site and review the various operating systems they have to offer pages... there you will find and determine that server 2008 is not listed as an option as an operating system for a X series 345 server. There, it is not listed why.... try going in to this with the common sense thought that if it is not listed as an option... then you should probably not waste your time forcing an operating system on a server ... just to suit your purposes... cause it can't be done... and now, I will tell you why..
The 345, comes with a CD ROM. a DVD will no only not fit into the x 345 housing... but even if you decided you were going to just unplug the harness from the CD ROM to plug in to the suggested DVD replacement... You will then discover that the harness is NOT THE SAME... OOOOOOOH... another indication you are beating a dead horse... So lets see... so far... no listing in the IBM site as a option for an operating system.. But you bought 2008 anyways... discovered the CD rom in the X 345 is a CD ROM not DVD/CD ROM device.. :) Tryed to figure out how to replace the CD ROM device with a DVD devie... Hmmmm that didn't hook up...
So where do you... with your 2008 Server OP System DVD in your hand stand.... ? Maybe.. at this point you go BACK to the IBM site and discover that you WILL be able to install Server 2000 and Server 2003... The reason being... they are designed for this server... Imagen that... :) Now... don't go throwing that Server 2008 out some window like a frizbee... you may be wanting it before we are done here.
The reason .... and I mean the real reason these systems are created in CD and DVD fashion.. would be because no one is sharing with you that the 345 servers are 32 bit.. or x86.... the DVD having such a large file in the operating system is due to the fact that Server 2008 is created for 64 bit . not 86.
So... now you have just another one of the secrets no one has shared with us... go back to the IBM site... and see what servers your 2008 operating system will work on ... I bought a couple of 346 servers... which come with DVD players and you will find are on that list of Server 2008 compatible hardware. So... :) either go buy a server 2003 op sys. or go buy a x server 346 to run that server 2008 on...
:) :) :) You think this was any help... ??? I know it took me months months of experience to figure it out on my own... and am happily running 2003 on my V-345's and 2008 on my X-346's...
Sad that you are going to school for an IT degree... :) and your teacher could not help with this.. the most basic of conepts in computer system compatibility... Glad to help though... even if over almost 2 years late... But hey...HAPPY HOLIDAYS.... :)
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If you have a spare USB flash drive lying around, you could try using with the ISO image. Then, hit F11 while the 2950 is booting and you should be able to select the flash drive.

If that doesn't work, see if you can find updated firmware for your DVD-ROM on or if it's an aftermarket install go to the OEM's support site.

Failing that, maybe try different media. If you're burning to a CD-R, try a different brand (and avoid CD-RW discs.) If you're using a DVD-R, try a DVD+R.

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To repair your installation of Windows, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
2. If the Windows CD displays the What would you like to do? menu, click Exit.
3. Turn off your computer, wait ten seconds, and then turn your computer back on.
4. If you are prompted to start your computer from the CD, do so.

Note You must be able to start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM to run Windows Setup. Your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive must be configured to do so. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact your computer manufacturer.
5. After Setup starts, press ENTER to continue the setup process.
6. Press ENTER to select the option To set up Windows now, press ENTER. Do not select the Recovery Console option.
7. Press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

Setup searches for previous installations of Windows.
* If Setup does not find a previous installation of Windows Server 2003, you might have a hardware failure.

Hardware failures are beyond the scope of this article. See a computer hardware specialist for more help or try the Hardware troubleshooter. For more information about the Hardware Troubleshooter, see the Windows Server 2003 Help topic "Using Troubleshooters."
* If Setup does find a previous installation of Windows Server 2003, you may receive the following message:
If one of the following Windows Server 2003 installations is damaged, setup can try to repair it. Use the up and down arrows to select an installation. To repair the selected installation, press R. To continue without repairing, press ESC.
Select the appropriate Windows Server 2003 operating system installation, and then press R to try to repair it.
* Follow the on-screen instructions to repair the installation.

o You might have to change the boot drive sequence in your BIOS settings to successfully start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD. Contact the manufacturer of your computer, or see your manufacturer's documentation, for more information.
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Hardware failures are beyond the scope of this article. See a computer hardware specialist for more help or try the Hardware troubleshooter. For more information about the Hardware Troubleshooter, see the Windows Server 2003 Help topic "Using Troubleshooters."
o After you repair your Windows Server 2003, you may be required to reactivate your copy of Windows Server 2003.

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Make sure the BIOS is fully updated from the HP website. Most DL3-series servers supported booting from an external USB cd, try F10 or F12 at boot in order to bring up a boot menu.

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Use F9 during boot to goto ROM-BIOS and change Boot device option to CDROM/DVDROM.
Insert Boot media or DVD-Win2003, to DVD-ROM device..
reboot Server, try now
If still issue.. Check to boot Server using some other media..
if other cd media works, then it could be DVD-Win2003 faulty, otherwise download firmware for CD/DVDROM and upgrade it and check if DVDROM works, otherwise you have to contact Dell Support..

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Preparation Steps before removing CDROM:

1.Power down and remove power to the system.
2.Remove access panel.
3.Remove CPU fans and fan basket.
4.Pull the system tray out until it stops.

To remove the CD-ROM drive:

1.Disconnect the power and signal cables from the CD-ROM drive.
2.Loosen the thumbscrew located in the fan basket area to release the metal locking bracket.
3.Slide the metal locking bracket away from the center of the server.
4.Push the CD-ROM drive out of the front of the chassis from the interior of the system.
5.Pull the CD-ROM out and away from the chassis.

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this one is allmost to easy, - hope you are not joking, anyways:
go and get a dvd drive,
take your Server appart,
take out the old cd drive,
put in the new dvd drive.

your Sunny Server will know your new drive, all you have to do is the hard labour :-)

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2. Insert the Windows XP/2000 cd in the CDROM
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Hope that helps!

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