I was gifted a server, and I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.10 on it(dell poweredge 2650) and regardless of if I try to install Debian or Ubuntu I continue to run into the same issue; my scsi drives are not detected by the OS.
I initially tried to troubleshoot, and I verified that the green lights that are on in the front of the server indicate that the drives are online however when i get to the partitioning stage I can't actually partition the drives because they do not show. On dell's website, the newest linux OS they support is redhat 7, and they do not even have support for ubuntu listed.
specifically, I would like to know how I go about getting different distro's onto the server, and how I can get around this issue of seemingly not being able to find drivers. I'm new to configuring servers, and i also understand that my hardware is ancient, but I feel as though there should be a workaround for this and I would really like to get this going so I can learn more about network administration.
Oh, and I also went to the Seagate website to see if i could find OS specific drivers there but that was fruitless as well. I cannot boot from USB on this machine either. The feature was not introduced until a later model came about.