|Ok, so I started playing with an old Dell PowerEdge 2300 at work. We need to have a very basic FTP server for clients to send files to, and this is an entirely different thread!|
Had Win NT on it, had NEVER been online until I got a hold of it! Ran all the updates and SPs etc, etc, etc. Then realized I couldn't find a remote desktop software that would work with NT, Macs apparently didn't like to connect to the FTP, etc, etc, etc. Well I have a copy of Server 2003, so I was going to install that, CD Drive won't work (need some help with this too, but later)... Wrote an iso, and ran install from the drive (this worked fine), but it installed it on the E: partition of the drive. I wanted it on C:. So I tried, a couple of things, copied entire contents of C to a folder on E (back up!!). Then looked at the partitions. The "C" was too small to fit '03 on it. Couldn't figure out how to add a couple hundred MB to the partition, so gave up. Did a re-boot and this is the results of that:
When Powered up it give all the Dell Info, gives me the options of the CTRL-ALT-ENTER and CTRL-ALT-F10,
Runs an extended memory check,
Initializes Firware and checks the 15 SCSI
Spins the drives
finds 1 logical drive found on the host adapter
1 logical drive handled by BIOS
No SCSI Boot Device FOund
SCSI BIOS Not Installed
SCSI ID: 5 NEC CD-ROM Drive: 466
SCSI ID: 6 Archive Python 04106-xxx
SCSI BIOS Not Installed
then it beeps once and sits there.....
HELP!!!java script:add_smilie(":help:","smid_22") is there anyway to get this thing to boot again? I finished the Server '03 install yesterday and did a couple of reboots with out an issue, then I tried with the creativity and now I got a paperweight.
Not sure what else anyone would need, but would be happy to provide anything asked for!
UPDATE!!! So I was able to create a DOS boot disk on Floppy, and can get command prompt. The C: drive is virtually empty, but Windows was installed on the E: drive. I can not get to that?
Not sure if I mentioned that the CD Drive will not work? Not sure why, but in DOS prompt I can see A: (The floppy drive), C: empty 1.5GB hard drive partition and B: (I think this is my SCSI Tape drive).
I want to see and use the F: (CD) Drive, any suggestions on how to get this to work? it wouldn't work in NT, 2003 or anything. I could right click the drive in Windows and eject it, but couldn't make it read, or even get the lights to come on for that matter.