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#1 crimsonSHADOW

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:19 PM

Alright, so I just got this IBM Netfinity 3000. It's a server computer, but I cannot figure out how to install an operating system onto it. When I boot it up, it keeps saying Operating System Not Found, and it shows a picture of a diskette going into the diskette drive and press F1 to restart the booting process. Does it only run DOS? I would like to install Windows 2000 Professional, or if possible Windows XP Professional. Thanks.

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#2 Richard Fu

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:53 PM

Insert the disk into the CD drive. If it still happens, make it so that the BIOS looks at the CD first, when setup is finished installing windows, done put it back and it the error should stop.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:36 PM

Insert the disk into the CD drive. If it still happens, make it so that the BIOS looks at the CD first, when setup is finished installing windows, done put it back and it the error should stop.

I can't. I opened up the BIOS, tried to have it search for the CD first in the boot order, couldn't find the CD in the boot order. Then the cable only has two sides to it, not three, so I can't connect the CD, HDD and Motherboard together. Only HDD to Motherboard, or CD to Motherboard. It's a different cable than what the majority of computers use these days. It needs all the pinholes, can't have that one random covered up pinhole in the connector, if you know what I mean.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:33 PM

It's probably a SCSI drive
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#5 crimsonSHADOW

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:16 PM

It's probably a SCSI drive

So what should I do then to get an OS onto the hard drive?

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 01:45 PM

Put the hard drive on another computer and follow what I said on Post #2.




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