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    Booting the CTPView Server from the CD Drive

    For security purposes, booting from the CD drive is disabled in the system BIOS settings. If you need to boot from a CD, you must reconfigure the BIOS. You must also have physical access to the server and have the BIOS Menu password.

    If you have forgotten the BIOS Menu password, use the system motherboard jumpers to disable the password protection feature before proceeding. Details about how to perform this task are found on the Dell PowerEdge Documentation CD, which was included with the original CTPView server packing material.

    To boot the CTPView server from the CD drive:

    1. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the server.
    2. Power on the server and press F2 while the Dell logo is displayed.

      The phrase Entering Setup appears in the top right corner of the screen, and then the BIOS setup screen loads. If you miss pressing F2 at the proper time, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to reboot the system so you can repeat this step.

      The bottom line on the screen contains help for navigating and modifying this menu.

    3. Insert the CD boot disk into the CD drive.
    4. Enter the BIOS Menu password, and press Enter to continue.
    5. Highlight Boot Sequence, press Enter, and select IDE CD-ROM device. Press Enter to continue.
    6. Press Esc. In the pop-up window highlight Save Changes and Exit, and press Enter.

      The server restarts and boots from the CD.

    Note: For security considerations, it is important that you subsequently disable booting from a CD.

    To disable booting from the CD drive:

    1. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 above.
    2. Highlight Boot Sequence, press Enter, and clear IDE CD-ROM device. Press Enter to continue.
    3. Press Esc. In the pop-up window highlight Save Changes and Exit, and press Enter.

      The server restarts and boots from CompactFlash memory.

    Modified: 2014-04-08