View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu - PowerEdge 1550 - No Boot Device available

November 8th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Hey All,

I purchased a Dell Power Edge 1550 from Ebay a few weeks ago and decided to toss it up.

I didn't have any SCSI hard drives around so I ordered one and then attempted to install Ubuntu.

I kept receiving the error "No boot device available" and my efforts to install Ubuntu through a network through a floppy failed miserably so I ordered another CD-ROM Drive just incase the existing one was broken.

Well, I installed the new one and same error

"No boot device available"

I toyed around with all the boot sequencing and whatever else I could in the very limited BIOS it has.

Any suggestions?

November 8th, 2008, 11:03 PM
No one?

November 8th, 2008, 11:39 PM
We are also unable to boot on HP Proliant DL380 or Gateway. We have only been successful at upgrading 8.10 from an 8.04 install. Fresh install for 3 different servers that we have Ubuntu 8.10 could not find a boot drive. Had to end up installing 8.04

November 9th, 2008, 01:30 AM
Well I can run older CD's on it now I guess, like Windows XP Pro and such but those all freeze during installation so not much help