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Hi there! Recently, I purchased a server off of eBay, and got it. I knew this would be a problem from the start, and looking for help. The server doesn't ...
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    Installation on a server


    Hi there!

    Recently, I purchased a server off of eBay, and got it. I knew this would be a problem from the start, and looking for help.

    The server doesn't include a CD drive. It comes with no operating system. When turning the system on, it says something about PXE.

    Here's the link to the exact auction I won:
    Verari Server Dual AMD Opteron 2.0GHz 4GB 120GB IDE 1U - eBay (item 110352457320 end time Feb-19-09 18:00:00 PST)

    Now I'm wondering, is there any possible way to get an OS on this? I'm sure there is, but I've never really installed any distro without having a CD drive.

    I'm currently using an iMac, and I have Windows XP installed via bootcamp. The iMac was purchased new in September.

    Is there ANYTHING I can do to get this server an OS?

    Any of your time, suggestions, and help is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!

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    hi,

    i hope that it is Linux that you want to install on it. if this is the case you can install the distribution of your choice on a flash USB (if of course that distribution allows it like many of the mainstreams do) and then install from the flash.
    Linux and me it's a love story

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    Hi there!
    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, it was Linux. I actually finally figured out how to install over a network via my mac, so I got it up and running

    Thanks for your help!

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