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Dell Poweredge sc1420 and novell

Hello experts, i've bought a new sc1420 server and i'm tring to install novell 6.5 with raid support. when i'm trying to install from the server assistant CD that comes with the server, only options i have is micrsofot OSs (2003, 2003sbs, 2003 64x), no option for novell. if i create raid array before starting the installtion (without the assistant) i can't even boot from any CD or Floppy drive then install novell from the novell 6.5 installation CD or any OS isn't possible. i'm asking for solution for 1 of the problems that i specified, meaning: how to install novell 6.5 through the dell server assistant (which let you configere the raid before installing) (if possible at all)? or how to configure raid and let the server boot from optical device (for e.g. novell 6.5 installation CD)? i'll appriciate any help as soon as possible yours Moshe

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Hello Moshe88, Can you give me your server's Service Tag please, so I can get a look at the hardware spec of the system please? I'll then be able to assist further. Thanks reaxion

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Amber lights are typically bad.

Good news, Dell has lifetime phone support for their servers.

Write down the Express Service Code and Service Tag number that is on the server chassis and call Dell.
This is the last number I used for server support: (800) 945-3355
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