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Server 2600 cannot boot from USB ?!!

I have a bootable flash , when i want to boot server 2600 DELL there isnt any selection for USB to make boot?
in other words, Server 2600 cannot boot from USB ?!!

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Im pretty sure there is a usb boot option on mine - try going on the dell website and installing the latest BIOS firmware, you may notice this option become available as well as being up to date!

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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