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Can not boot dell poweredge from usb cd

USB cd not in the boot options, have already updated bios to A21

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Try turning usb support on in the bios,if this doesnt work try reseting your bios this should return it to default,hit f2 as it restarts when you are in. hit alt e alt f it should beep everytime you do this,what this basically does is clears nvram, go to boot devices and see what you have available,exit and retry your boot device

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • davexpan Feb 25, 2011

    Thank you for this little trick, why is it not in Dell site. I had only hard drive in the boot sequence, after hit alt f it beeped, then in the boot sequence pops up floppy and cd drive and HDD. Then I can choose which one start first.

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SOURCE: Does Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server support DVD ROM

I am working on one of these now and yes, it should boot from DVDROM. Be aware that it is a notebook style drive and there are no onboard IDE or SATA controllers, so once the drive dies you're in for a wallet hit. Same goes for the floppy drive which is integrated with the DVDROM. Even worse, the presence of the broken floppy usually means a USB floppy drive won't help when loading windows drivers at install time.

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