Tks for your information.
The one thing to check is the "Halt on" parameter in your BIOS settings. The correct setting should be similar to "Halt on...
I have components for the new server ready and will build the server later. I'll check the BIOS of ASUS M2N-E, the motherboard, to see what is the correct term. Tks.
ALL BUT KEYBOARD". It's kind of embarrassing to have to figure out after hours of head-scratching that the expensive server refused to boot because no keyboard was hooked up.
On FreeBSD headless installation can do it without monitor and keyboard. I don't know how about Linux.