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Old 12-07-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
elmoeller
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Booting off of a CD to install new OS


We have a linux network, but unfortunately to connect to a specific outside source, we have to convert one of our Linux machines into a Windows server . There is no way around it. We are running RH 7.3 on a dual processor with RAID 1. I need to boot off the CD drive so that I can load the windows OS. In the BIOS there is an option to check 'Enable SCSI Bootable CD-ROM on RAID Controllers'. I assume this is the way to do it, but want to make sure. (Hopefully, this outside group will support Linux soon and we'll convert it back). Thanks.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: Booting off of a CD to install new OS

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Originally posted by elmoeller
We have a linux network, but unfortunately to connect to a specific outside source, we have to convert one of our Linux machines into a Windows server . There is no way around it.
Can you say what it is that you need to do when connecting to this outside source? Maybe there's a way you can do it in Linux without them knowing it's a Linux box that's connecting to it.

Seems like such a waste to have to install a whole crummy OS (and pay through the ass for it's crummier license and all the other add-on software you'll need to run any apps) for this. But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.

Anyway, that BIOS setting you mentioned sounds like it could work...I'd try it....just make a note of what you changed in case it doesn't work.

Good luck,

Dave
 
Old 12-07-2003, 03:20 PM   #3
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My son has a friend who has loaned a windows machine this weekend to a third friend so that he can have cable broadband installed. The company will only install to a windows machine.

Is this the kind of situation you are in, and would a loan of a machine perhaps be an easier fix?
 
  


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