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
          Dude!

          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