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    Default help needed to install UT7 to the hard drive

    This is my first server, so, I thought I'd give UT7 a spin, for home use, but, on a server board.
    But, it has no CD, or, Floppy installed. Nor, do I have an external CD to load from.
    (I do have a 20GB USB hard drives, and an 8GB USB Sandisk Cruzer.)
    I thought I'd pull the servers drive, and load UT7 using my desktop system as the platform.
    My guess is the hardware is too radically different a server and a desktop to just drop and swap drives between, because the software failed to react properly once I replaced the drive in the server.
    Is there a way to transfer UT7 onto the drive prior to the drives re-installation, or some other way I haven thought of?

    IM

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    Maybe your board is capable of booting off the usd flash drive. If so, then you could put the ISO on there.

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    Maybe a spare CD drive connected directly to the IDE or SATA on the board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffin View Post
    Maybe a spare CD drive connected directly to the IDE or SATA on the board?
    This seems to be the best method

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffin View Post
    Maybe a spare CD drive connected directly to the IDE or SATA on the board?
    That may be the easiest, all the way around. I knew there was a was a will, a way would present it's self.
    I initially thought, when I first saw it, I'd drop a laptop DVD burner in it. But, the discovery on it's arrival, that realistically, there's no good place to mount one, and, have and have access to it.
    The unit is a Rackable Systems, with an Intel S875WP1-E board. Not bad really, I could have done worse, choosing my first entry level server.

    Thanks for the help guys

    IM

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    you wont need the cd/dvd drive after you get the install done, until you need to reload it next time. stick it in long enough to install, then take it out and store it for another time.

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    If you installed Untangle on the hard drive and moved the drive over that is enough.

    The only reason it wouldn't boot would be incompatible hardware, or the boot records don't match...

    IE you installed from IDE and the new box is SCSI.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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