Installed DeepOfix Email Server which shows missing operating system on Dell Dimension 2400

After downloading and installing DeepOfix Email Server (including GNU/Linux – Squeeze – Operating System), upon first boot it shows “missing operating system – press any key to reboot” on Dell Dimension 2400 with new 160GB Seagate PATA 100 drive and 2GB RAM.  I installed it 6 times, after wiping the hard drive and removing partitions and building MBR, etc., to no avail.

So, I installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.02 on the same hard drive.  It booted on the first try and runs like a charm.

Some type of software driver on the DeepOfix must be lacking.  Before installing the new IDE 100 PATA drive, I first installed DeepOfix on a new 160GB SATA drive attached to a local SATA PCI add-on card, but the installed O/S would not boot.  DeepOfix detected and installed itself to the SATA drive, but, upon first restart, the PCI SATA controller and SATA drive were not supported by this particular linux operating system.

I was really looking forward to using the Easy Push Manager graphical interface on the Mail Server.  Although, I didn’t actually like the idea that the email server came pre-configured with Squirrel Mail web mail rather than Roundcube web mail interface.

I will search for an alternative email server to run on Ubuntu.  Maybe iRedMail open source email server will work.  Stay tuned.

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