We inherited an old Dell poweredge 2650 and I'm trying to install Server 12.04.2 on it. It's for an internal project so while I'd rather a newer server, guess there wasn't any money in the budget for it. Fine. Problem is that the CD Rom drive is dead and the bios won't boot from USB.
I configured a PXE server and it connects to that fine and appears to run the installer ok.
I used the steps from http://is.gd/GflK14 & http://is.gd/cyExSQ to get the PXE server running. Had to change some of the variables, like the iso I got doesn't have a 'casper' directory everything is in 'install'. Stuff like that.
Anyway, the install stops at mounting the CD Rom drive (yeah, because it's dead). But I don't get why if I'm running the PXE install it's even balking at that.
I feel like I'm so freking close but I'm missing something easy. Has this happened to anyone else?