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CDROM and with a bootable CD is not been detected

The BIOS is detecting the cdrom but it is not detecting the Bootable cd I have in the CDROM

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  • t1993r Dec 30, 2007

    Already enabled the CD-ROM device in the Boot Sequence list of the System Setup. But still, PowerEdge 2600 still says "No boot device available."

  • dantes555 Sep 26, 2008

    It won't boot from CD ROM regardless of boot sequence in Bios. CD light is blinking during boot process but then: "No boot device available." Installation CD works fine in other machines.

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I ma having the same problem. The CD ROM drive is not able to read the Windows Server 2008 CD because it is newer then the drive can reconize. I don't have a solution as of yet.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I 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.



  • stoney66 Mar 24, 2009

    I have the same problem with my server's CD ROM! It's a Samsung SN-124. I've tried everything! Still won't read.... Help

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Same solution as posted before if you need to boot from a DVD: take a Dell laptop CD/DVD combo drive, remove the screws and all and exchange the PowerVault CD drive unit with it. Same internal connector. Can't remember what model I stuck in, but I had to keep the front panel of the drive since it was slightly different, I probably could have glued it, but.... That's a server machine no one is ever going to see but me! :)

That also gave me a CD-Burner which is a decent addition in case you need to quickly burn a CD/make a backup/boot disk (like a "ultimate Windows CD" boot to fix anything that could go wrong).

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  • none503 Aug 11, 2011

    take out the floopy/cd combo and disconnect the floppy connector. reassemble the cd in the cage and the bios should now detect the cd.

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My problem was the the Dell Poweredge 2600 only comes with a CD ROM. I was trying to install Windows Server 2008 and it would do exactly what you said, just keep blinking and never find the CD. The problem for me was that the OS isn't on a CD, it's on a DVD. Double check this. My fix was taking the drive out of my laptop and putting it in the server. The laptop drive was the same size and connections, and most importantly it reads DVD's. As I type this, I am installing the OS behind me. GL

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Did you go into the system setup during the boot which is probably the F2 key. Then go to the bootup sequence and dignate the CDROM as the first boot device.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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Finalllllllllly I have solved it.

Replace the CD Drive with any Laptop Drive, it is the same size and same socket.

and it is working fine now.

:D

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    thanks, this really helped !!!

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1) All early PE 2600 are CD drives (Dell did ship later vsn's of PE 2600 with a DVD drive, so a DVD drive IS available .. if you wnat to pay for it :-) )

To confirm, use any other bootable Windows CD (eg XP) .....

2) I recommend chuck out the useless Take Drive & use the empty bays for a pair of IDE or SATA drives .. and then buy a cheap PCI RAID card off eBay to use as run these 2 drives as your Operating System (Mirror)

A PCI RAID card with 1x IDE & 2x SATA is ideal
(as you can then fit a DVD drive to the IDE port and a pair of SATA HD's .. and then boot/install from the DVD ..)

The PERC RIAID is then reserved for your data store ..

Good luck !




Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • Q4SteveB Nov 29, 2008

    Further ...

    The bootable Dell CD reqd. ISO image is OM_5.2.0_ISM_A00.ISO (from Dell site).

    For free ISO burner seehttp://techblissonline.com/iso-recorder-...


  • Q4SteveB Feb 09, 2009

    The TS-L462C combined DVD (reader) CD reader/writer is compatible (Dell even post the required drivers on the PE 2600 web pages :-) )

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