I recently picked up a secondhand IBM x365, and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've installed Ubuntu on countless personal computers, but never before on a server. I made my bootable disc (I have a bunch, ranging from Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 up to Ubuntu Server 12.10, in both 32 and 64 bit), put it in my server's CD drive, went to BIOS, configured it to boot to CD-ROM, then the Diskette Drive, then Hard Disk 0, then the Network. Every time I start it up, it skips right over everything without displaying anything on screen, then shows me a graphic of a floppy disk and an indication to press the F1 key.
I think it's either a bad CD drive or has something to do with the RAID controllers or something. I've never used RAID before, so I wouldn't know what to look for there.
Anybody have any suggestions for what to try next?