I just recently bought one of these to make a homelab. I was going to buy more but it seems whatever I try it will not work, I’ve tried booting ubuntu server from USB (one setup through a uui and another with win32diskimager, directly written to USB) that didn’t work, now I also got a DVD drive (USB) it detects the USB drive but does not even attempt to boot Windows Server 2012, ubuntu server 16.04/16.10.
I did manage to get it running once unbeknown how I think I messed with the BIOS to boot ubuntu and it worked then but I cannot remember what I changed, anyway it installs, I install the grub bootloader and it still won’t boot the HDDs.
- GA-3CESL-RH 1.7 Motherboard
- 2 × 2.1 GHz Opteron (2373) Quad Core - CPUS
- 16 GB Samsung ram
- 4 × 3.5 SATA 250 GB HDDs
Has anyone got any advice on this server in order to make things boot from USB, it’s an odd thing to bump into as every review I read said it was a good server when I cannot get it to boot anything right now.
Any BIOS updates available? I’ve searched gigabyte and found version f6, however the BIOS version is 1.84 on the BIOS screen so I fear updates as of bricking.