08-19-2010 03:56 PM
Thanks in advance for any help.
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08-19-2010 06:46 PM
I once had a similar problem with a low-profile DVD drive and a p-class blade. The fix was to use an external DVD-ROM drive of a different brand. With a LG external DVD-RW (desktop-size, not low-profile), it worked just fine.
Installing Linux to a Proliant system from a 8 GB thumb drive works very well to my experience.
I'm not a Windows admin, so I don't know for sure if a Windows OS installation image can be successfully stored to a thumb drive or not; but I'd guess it's probably possible somehow.
08-19-2010 06:59 PM
Here's a video of the install (start reading from the line "Today's larger USB keys...")
08-20-2010 06:49 PM
I normally use UNetbootin to create the bootable USB drive key using .ISO images of the OS installation CD/DVD. I use UNetbootin to create the USB key for both Windows and Linux installations
The HP SmartStart CD and HP Firmware DVD images can be put on a USB key. Actually both can be put on the same USB drive key. The Firmware DVD contains the utility to create the USB drive key.
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08-20-2010 08:19 PM