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December 15th, 2023 02:37

[solved] Can't image tos 9.3 on repaired optiplex 3000


I was trying to use my old merlin / 5070 installer. Optiplex 3000 has its own different installer apparently.

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I've just got 2x optiplex 3000s back from the local repairer. 

One was motherboard (which won't connect to the WMS - I'll start another post about that, but I am trying to reimage it as well to see if that fixes it. Same issue as the other one...)

The other was HDD so now I have to get 9.3 back on it.

I've manged to get it to boot off the USB by disabling secureboot, but now it gets as far as 

Loading file initrd64.pxe...

And then reboots. 

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December 15th, 2023 03:18

I might have been trying to use a USB with a 5070 image... 

Trying again now...

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December 15th, 2023 16:15

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December 17th, 2023 18:47

Yup. I found that. Thanks

Left it installing on Friday. Looks like it's installed OK and running now.

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