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DELL Poweredge 2600

Have the same problem in DELL poweredge 2600, as I can't use CD to boot up my system, also my CD is a valid bootable one, which have been tested in other computers.

Also, I have choosed my CD rom to be first boot device in the SETUP menu.

But with no luck, it is not detetced.

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  • mmsa12 Feb 04, 2009

    I have finaly found the solution , it was the CD driver.



    I have replaced the CD driver with the one in my Laptop, and bowwww it is working fine now.



    Thanks alot for your help,



    :)

  • Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems

    I have three 2600s here so I can probably help.

    Using a working computer with a known good CD drive, swap the drives between the server and the second computer.

    Try the CD on both the server and the secondary computer. Does the CD spin up and boot both the server and the secondary computer?

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The Dell original standard CD drive shipped with the PE2600 is incapable of 'understanding' the latest generation of bootable CD's (no matter what the BIOS says).

As far as I can tell, it's not fixable in the firmware ..

However you can swap it out for a more modern drive - such as the TS-L462C (which is a plug in replacement combined DVD reader / CD reader/writer - and Dell post the required drivers on their PE 2600 web pages, so I assume it must be a 'supported' solution)


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Try testing the CD with another CD Rom Drive.

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