2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2014 11:39 AM by Jimbo RSS

    PXE-E61 on Oracle Linux 6-5

    Jimbo

      Hi,

       

      I am trying to install Oracle Linux 6-5 on a completely wiped server ( new hard disk ). However I am getting the error -

       

      PXE-E61 Media Test Failure check cable

      PXE-M0F HP PXE ROM

       

      It then carries on and gives

       

      Non-System Disk or Disk Error

      Replace & Strike any key when ready

       

      I have checked the ususal culprit i.e. that being of the Boot Order of the BIOS. My Boot order is -

      CD ROM, USB, Hard Drive, Ethernet Controller

       

      So I am not sure why this is a problem ?

       

      I am thinking the Source Disk itself ( I burned this from the OTN web site as DVD-R format )

       

      On the OTN there were 5 options available -

      Oracle Linux Release 6 Update source DVD12

      Oracle Linux Release 6 Update source DVD 1

      Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 5 for x86_64 (64 Bit)

      Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 5 UEK Boot ISO imsage for x86_64 ( 64 bit )

      Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 5 Boot ISO Image for x86_64 (64 bit)

       

      I had been previously been advised, that option 3 is the one to go for in regards to burning an installation DVD - is that correct ?

       

      Any help greatly appreciated

      Jim

       

       

       

       

       

       


        • 1. Re: PXE-E61 on Oracle Linux 6-5
          Catch 22

          Yes, the 3rd is all you need to startup the system and do the installation. When burning the DVD, make sure you burn the raw disk image and not a mounted filesystem, otherwise the DVD will not contain the boot code. There is plenty of info on the web how to burn ISO images.

          • 2. Re: PXE-E61 on Oracle Linux 6-5
            Jimbo

            I re-burned the exact same ISO image I had saved onto my hard disk using a different DVD drive other than my internal DVD drive. This did the trick.

            Looks like it’s time for a new internal DVD drive !

            Thanks,
            Jim