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Old 02-26-2005, 03:06 AM   #1
jus1haz2
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Server wont install any OS at all


Recently my dad gave me his old work server. It didn't come with an OS. So naturally being a noob to servers i tried windows 2003. Well it didn't work i got BSOD. SO then i tried SuSe server edition but it freeze on the install on like the 2nd disc. Then i tried red hat but that just kept making the server restart when i tried to install. I could really use some help.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 03:24 AM   #2
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thry running knoppix..... maybe in text mode..

it could be, that you have some hardware problem....

try to google something like this : server_name linux

have a while,


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Old 03-08-2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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bummwe

knoppix didnt wrk i tried bsd but it is text based aparently i thought it had a gui but i gues it doesnt am i doing somting wrong.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:52 AM   #4
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Try running memtest86 to check for memory problems.

Try taking all the expansion cards out.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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k

I think i should just get a new server either biuld a new comp and use the one im on now or get another server off ebay.

Specs
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200mhz
256mb ram
18gb scsi
5 gb w/ crappy NT installed
30gb
then some other stupid expansion cards


Is there an OS that doesnt suck that would work on this server

lol ya i know the server is a POS but what 16 year old has a server anyways ansy thoughts
 
Old 03-14-2005, 02:17 AM   #6
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umm well does any one know of an OS that would work with this server?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 02:55 AM   #7
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It is definitely a hardware problem. Random freezes, reboots...

Could be RAM or video card or almost anything.
 
  


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