The BIOS is built into the PC, and is the first code run by a PC when powered on. The primary function is to load and start an operating system.

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ECC RAM, Background Scrubbing, and IOMMU BIOS Settings

I'm upping the RAM in one of our servers from 2GB to 4GB. Looking around in the BIOS, I see the following settings: DRAM ECC Enable (Enabled) MCA DRAM ECC Logging (Disabled) ECC Chip Kill (Disable) ...
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Why do i need bios emulation?

I asked the question why i have a 100mb partition and its apparently for bios emulation http://serverfault.com/questions/35952/partition-and-windows-7 My mac intel has that partition, this laptop i ...
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What is iGPU frame buffer?

In the BIOS setup utility of ASUS M3N78-EM, there is an option to set iGPU Frame Buffer Size instead of Hybrid SLI (as has been stated in the manual). What might be the reason for this, and what does ...
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Does the VMWare Server 2.0 BIOS support USB?

I have a VMWare Server 2.0 installation. I have a USB hard drive plugged into the host and the USB device attached to a VM. I would like to be able to boot from one of the partitions on my USB ...
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Increase virtual hard disk size for Fedora 10 VM

I currently have a Fedora 10 VM on VMWare. I'm out of space on the Fedora 10 hard drive and need to allocate more; so far I've been following these instructions. A quick summary is: shut down ...
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How to enable VT extensions on a Dell inspiron 1545

I am trying to install a centos virtual host on my ubuntu laptop but I cannot enable the VT extensions in the BIOS. I have updated to the latest BIOS from Dell the processor is a core 2 duo so it ...
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Is there a way to find out a computer's BIOS password for the Hard drive? [closed]

I have a computer that a password appeared for the Hard drive, I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro, Model No. M15-S405. I called customer service and they want me to drive 200 miles so they can flash the ...
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Bios settings for Dual Opteron Server + 32/64 bit Linux decision + how to use 2 LAMP machines

semi-n00b here. I'm setting up a server that will have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with a LAMP setup. The system is dual Opteron 248s with 4GB memory. I had a few questions about settings in the bios: Will ...
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Enabling hardware virtualisation BIOS; anything to beware?

A lot of recent virtualisation tools can either make use of, or demand, BIOS support (Intel-VT, AMD-V, etc). But in most of the BIOS screens I've seen, it has been disabled by default - sometimes even ...
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Automated Enable of Wake on LAN

Does anyone know of an automated way to enable Wake on LAN capabilities in the BIOS?