Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD in the drive because it only supports CDs as I found out after the fact. I'm a complete novice @ servers, so if you need more detail, let me know, and I'll try to provide it.
This server is around 4-6 years old. it has "PXE" boot, not sure what that means?
This particular server has 3 RAID hard drives. As far as I know, they have all been wiped. I looked up the service tag on Dell, and it has:
Compact Disk Drive, 650M, I Internal, Half Height, 48X, BlackHitachi LG Data Storage
as its CD drive. Thus, the CD drive does not support DVDs, so installation will have to be via a live CD.
However, I'm trying to put Amahi Home Server (http://www.amahi.org/), and Live CD/USB stick installs are not recommended unless one is an expert Linux user. any suggestions as to how to get around this?
PROBLEM SOLVED! THANKS for all the help!