I am trying to install either Debian or CentOS on a home server (Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX100 S3). I first tried installing Debian. The whole installation was successful (including grub). But after rebooting, the OS would not boot up. My partition was the default setting for new users:
/dev/sda1 primary /dev/sda5 logical (swap)
After booting, it gets to Intel Boot Agent and says it can't boot from media. I even tried disabling the DVD drive as a boot option. There is another device listed in boot options but the name is so ambiguous (IBA GE Slot 0200 v1372), I don't even know for sure if it refers to the hard drive.
I then tried CentOS, and the same problem occurred. I have looked around this website, some other StackExchange websites, and also general internet searching, and it seems that my problem is related to the boot process.
My problem is that I just don't know exactly where to begin looking. This is my first time setting up a Linux OS on a physical machine. Am I correct in assuming it is not reaching the BootLoader program properly? Or could this problem be caused by other things (ie, hardware)?