I aquired an old Server from a friend that I hope to use to host my website.
The exact model is a IBM eServer xSeries 300.
Understand that I am young and this whole experience is more to learn than anything. However i thought it would be a lot easier since I'd have known what i was doing if it hadn't been for all this.
so basicly the server will not boot from disk. Every time it says failure. The disk in question is a Debian boot disk that i burnt myself. I know it works because i have tried it in a virtual machine.
After a long afternoon of reburning disks and trying them i came to the assumption that the drive was either broken or wasn't communicating with the servers motherboard correctly.
I then tried a PXE boot, I could not get this to work, however the server is definitely capable of doing so. I got as far as getting it on a dhcp network with This
So basicly i reached the end of my own knowledge/patience and decided that i needed some outside help. I need a way to either get the opdrive working or a guaranteed way of PXEing it.
i have very little knowledge of the backend of computers, bios etc. not because i don't want to know, but because i've never had an opportunity to learn.
EDIT: booting from a usb didn't work