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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HP ML350 G5 BIOS Upgrade [on hold]

Is it still possible to optain the BIOS Upgrade DVD from HP for the HP Proliant ML350 G5, or can someone provide me with the ISO file? It is not on the HP list anymore.
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HP Compaq: multiple “Windows Boot Manager” in “Boot Device Selection” after SCCM Deployment

Maybe this is much simpler than i think: i am testing a SCCM deployment on a HP Compaq machine. I had problems with some drivers, so i had to repeat the installation multiple times in one day. After ...
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Operating System Dependency on BIOS

First things first. I am a software developer trying to learn hardware. I hope my question is clear and concise. I am open to feedback in this regard. Problem: I built a server using the Tyan ...
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Bios Error on reboot Insuficient PCI Ressources xeon phi , supermicro-server

I currently have a problem with an supermicro-server with an intel xeon phi installed. Its an old server, but when I am logging in and checking for the xeon phi it is still recognized. When I am ...
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Supermicro IPMI: failed firmware update on web-interface

I've tried to update IPMI firmware on web-interface (X9SCL-F motherboard) and update stucked in 16% proccess. After reboot on screen at the beginning showed main BIOS screen and this IPMI screen IPMI ...
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T110 Perc S100 raid disk is not visible for OS setup, drivers are not found

Ok, so after a lot of research I have reached a dead-end. I'm having problems installing Win 2008 R2 64x OS on a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server with PERC S100 controller. I've created a RAID1 ...
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Best Reliability for Linux OS: FakeRAID, SoftRAID, or No RAID

I'm tasked with building a highly-reliable, unmanned industrial PC that will withstand unplanned power outages. A UPS will be used where possible, but realistically we know that many of these units ...
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Large percentage of identical systems hang on soft reboot

Reaching out for any other ideas after banging my head against this problem for a week. We have approximately 100 identical systems using the AAEON PICO-ITX BT01 motherboard with J1900 Celeron ...
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How to configure Apple Power Mac to boot headless (without keyboard or monitor)?

I have a couple of Apple Power Mac G5 machines that I have deployed as servers: they're running GNU+Linux, connected to the world only via an ethernet cable. When I need to restart these machines, ...
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Forcing legacy boot

I have a new PC with a reference Intel motherboard and AMI BIOS (5.010 on a LynxPoint-LP chipset motherboard). There is no OEM support, so I'm on my own with this. I have a PXE network and WDS ...
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HP Proliant ml350p g8 not booting after installing new CPUs

Our server: HP Proliant ml350p g8 has a single Xeon e5-2609 1.4Ghz processor. Our manager wanted to update it a little, so we looked at 2x E5-2609V2 processors...we ran it past HP Enterprise chat who ...
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Convert From UEFI to Legacy BIOS in Windows Server 2012

We are looking into Azure Site Recovery as a possible BCDR solution, and have encountered a bit of an issue in that Azure doesn't support UEFI firmware when synchronizing VMWare VMs. Is there any way ...
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Converting to Hardware Raid from default Software Raid, backplane 1 connector A0 is not connected Issue.

I have a newer Dell R330 server that came with three 128GB SSD's as well as a software raid S130. After setting up a Raid 1 with single hot spare, I realized that ESXI is not fully compatible with ...
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Performance impact enabling intel vt-x

I have a rather unusual question: What is the performance impact when you enable vt-x and you don't need it? I ask this because all of the new servers I receive have this enabled by default in the ...
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QEMU, Virsh and SMBIOS tables edit

I am currently running qemu-kvm on an Ubuntu server box and I use libvirt with Virsh to create, manage, start and stop VMs. I edited VM's XML configuration through virsh edit command to change CPU ...
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Bios boot devices are messed up [closed]

I hope I'm on the right StackExchange here.. bare with me. I have installed and removed a few linux and windows distributions. Now all of them are displayed as boot device in my mainboard. I only ...
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Hardware/BIOS - IBM x3200 m2

When I turn on my machine, the display is not throwing any output to it. The fans are running fine. The LED lights indicate no error, ' Only two LED's are blinking "Mini-BMCheartbeat LED" and "...
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how install sarge for a while [closed]

I want to upgrade BIOS. But the only way is to run an app designed for Debian 3.1 (Sarge). So the easiest solution is run sarge live CD, run app - and be happy. Unfortunately - the only ISOs are ...
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LSI MegaRAID Bios - Loop where I have to delete Virtual Drive because of Preserved Cache

My server crashed tonight. I suspect the disks being full. I have four SSDs of the same kind connected to a LSI MegaRaid 4-port controller. The disk in slot 1 seems to be troublesome. I guess I could ...
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Using hpasmcli, how do I find two specific BIOS settings?

Using hpasmcli in Ubuntu on an HP ProLiant Generation 9 server, how do I find this BIOS setting? Boot to BIOS -> System Options -> Virtualization Options is either enabled or disabled I cannot ...
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Server S3000AH Intel bios update

I can not update bios. I go to BIOS F2 Server Managment - System Informationn Manufacture Intel Product Name S3000AH I downloading bios https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19157/S3000AH-...
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System fails to boot after successful LSI 9211-8i firmware update

So, here we go. I purchased a used LSI 9211-8i to use in my NAS. I installed the card, attached a few drives, booted the system, and everything looked OK. I'm using FreeNAS and there was a warning ...
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When Upgrading My 3.5" HDs To SSD HDs Can I Continue To Still Use RAID 1 (MIRROR)?

I'm upgrading my old 3.5" HDs to a set of SSD HDs. I currently run a RAID 1 (MIRROR) array for the 2 old drives (just in case) and want to know how I should rollout the new SSD drives... I have been ...
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Ports used for Intel vPro communication

I want to block all ports Intel vPro can use to communicate over the network. All I found was this PDF explaining that the ports Intel vPro uses are 16992-16995, 5900, 623, 664. I also read that ...
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Supermicro NICs gone after BIOS update

Just updated the BIOS of two Supermicro 1022G-URFs to R3.5. They've both the mainboard H8DGU-F with two onboard Intel 82576 NICs. One of the two Supermicros doesn't have any visible NICs at all after ...
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How to boot to BIOS - IBM System X3400 M3

I need help to boot to BIOS for my IBM System X3400 M3. What I know is pressing F12 to boot to BIOS. But every time I presses F12 it never go to BIOS. Instead it boots to my ESXi. UEFI is very slow. ...
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Update BIOS on Sun Fire X4150 server

I have some Sun Fire X4150 servers with a very old BIOS release (1ADQW015), which seems to have some compatibility problems with WMware ESX Server 3.5 and Windows 2008 R2 virtual machines; so I want ...
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Boot gets stuck after PXE agent exits

After installing Ubuntu via PXE onto one of our new servers, the machine keeps getting stuck here on boot: Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.27 Copyright (C) 1997-2008, Intel Corporation CLIENT MAC ADDR: ...
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Esxi hypervisor install: uefi or bios?

I recently bought Dell PowerEdge T430 server and I want to install on it ESXi 6.0. Since VMware now supports UEFI (from version 5.0) I want to ask how to install hypervisor? BIOS UEFI After ...
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HP ProLiant system preparation/deployment techniques (Array, BIOS, firmware, etc.)

I spend a lot of my time with HP ProLiant systems and Linux installations. Due to the nature of the business I work in, I don't have the luxury of being able to deploy large numbers of identical ...
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How do I determine specific BIOS settings with dmidecode and lshw commands with HP servers?

I am using HP ProLiant Generation 9 servers running Ubuntu as the OS. I have used dmidecode and lshw commands in the past. But I don't know how to use them to find all of the BIOS settings. I ...
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Can I perform an IPMI bios update without a supported CPU?

I'm considering to build a server using the Supermicro X10SLL-F board with a Xeon E3-1231 v3 CPU. However, according to my research, this CPU requires a BIOS update (unfortunately Supermicro does not ...
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solaris requested cylinder is beyond range of BIOS geometry

Title says it all. I'm a Windows guy, and a bit out of my element here, but a client has an old Solaris machine hosting a Database. The machine turned off for a yet as unknown reason (probably power ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410: System asks to press F1 or F2

We just installed an option card (PERC 6/i) into a brand-new Dell PowerEdge R410 and now the system does no unattended startup but instead asks me to press F1 to continue or F2 to enter system setup ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. It's done so in the past & the USB boot drive works in a different machine (HP 8440p laptop). Have tried upgrading BIOS (from 2.09 ...
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hp proliant microserver not detecting hard drive

So, I've hit a bit of a wall with the HP Proliant Microserver N40L. I'm trying to install a new hard drive, 4 TB, but it's not being detected by the BIOS and thus, not the OS either. It just spins up, ...
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BIOS password reset

We are working with various compliance companies for our systems (which are mostly Windows 7, Intel, custom made). One such company might soon be implementing BIOS passwords as a compliance. Pretty ...
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Enable Chipkill on Supermicro X10SRL-F motherboard

The X10SRL-F motherboard's web page says that the X10SRL-F supports Chipkill (an enhanced form of ECC). However, the X10SRL-F manual says nothing about Chipkill. If you have experience with this or a ...
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Dell poweredge 2950 and 1950 will not see hard drive [closed]

I am trying to put in a sata drive into my dell poweredge 1950 generation 2 and my dell poweredge 2950 generation 3. The drive is a sata drive which should be supported in my module. I was wondering ...
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Possible to decrypt FDE/SED Samsung 840 upon boot without native BIOS/UEFI support for ATA password?

It's possible to encrypt and decrypt a drive with hdparm coupled with Full Disk Encryption like some Samsung and Intel SSDs. What I'm curious about is if it's possible to use with a Desktop ...
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SuperMicro server won't boot after power cycle [closed]

We power cycled one of our SuperMicro machines and it does not boot anymore. It seems it won't even get to the BIOS loading stage and peripherals (VGA monitor, USB cable) are not detected. All ...
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HP DL380 G7 - Voodoo Technology

I have a HP DL380 G7 which on boot gives the following message: HP Proliant Voodoo Technology: NDA Required - Error: Processor does not support Proliant Voodoo Technology I've searched the web high ...
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Could `rm -rf / --no-preserve-root` mess up the bios?

In order to see approximate speeds for tarballing an entire system, and then restoring that system when if it was foobar'd, I partially cloned one of our primary systems onto a workstation that, while ...
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Reflash Supermicro BIOS Chip with external EEPROM programmer

I've a Supermicro server, out of warranty, and it suicided in the last month. Yes, exactly. During a AMIBIOS update process the BIOS Watchdog has been tripped and the motherboard reseted during the ...
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How to find out if slot or memory bar is broken

Today my Dell T7400 suddenly started to beep at startup. I figured out is likely to be a memory issue. I have used all eight (RAM ) slots (8x2GB). By removing / adding bar by bar I was able to ...
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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Supermicro BIOS recovery - SUPER.ROM

I have a Supermicro X9SCL+-F motherboard that I flashed a beta BIOS to, then the flash went bad when I tried to flash back to the latest stable. I am attempting to recover using their SUPER.ROM ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive. Solution [duplicate]

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. (MP8200 Elite SFF PC) BIOS version: J01 v02.15 ME Firmware version 7.1.3.1053 Tried on two different computers, with same BIOS version ...
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SSD head / cylinder / cluster details

A customer of ours makes industrial robots that run on very old, but stable, hardware and software. The only bottleneck has always been the hard drive in these moving machines. Due to constant ...
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RAID-6: Two drives failure with 3ware 9650SE

We have a 6-drive RAID-6 on one of our servers. Each drive is a 750GB Seagate, and they are connected with Hardware RAID card 3ware 9650SE. We do not have sparse drives. The system is old and probably ...