Questions tagged [bios]

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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Enable Smart Array P400 HP Proliant DL 120 G7

I have a HP ProLiant D7 120DL with a Smart Array P400. After doing BIOS "Restore Default System Settings" the Smart Array can't see the drives attached to it. When starting the server, Smart ...
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Dell PowerEdge bios update failure. Error finding file: update.xml

So I downlaoded the latest BIOS for a Dell PowerEdge server. Attempting to update using the EXE fails. The error from the GUI states to restart the server. Restarted but still failed. I found the log ...
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Supermicro set boot order via bios config file

I've exported the bios config from one system via sum: sum -i IP -u USER -p PASS -c GetCurrentBiosCfg > bios_config.xml Now I want to apply this config to other machines of the same type: sum -i ...
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Not setting BIOS password using ipmitool

We have a server which has OpenIPMI installed. There is a ASRockRack web interface used to access the server during reboots. I have an ssh connection to the server. I would like to set the BIOS ...
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Is it possible to update AMI bios from Linux?

I have a motherboard on Supermicro server (model X9SCM(+)/X9SCM). And it is not possible to update it via Supermicro Update Manager - looks like bmc just cannot communicate with bios at all on this ...
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Dell R640 running RHEL 6 omconfig causing server hang during reboot

We use puppet to apply BIOS settings to all Dell server, R640, R740. Due to some legacy application requirements, R640 has to use BIOS boot mode but when we run omconfig command to apply settings we ...
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Supermicro X9SCD won't enter BIOS (error code: AB)

I've just flashed the BIOS of 3 different X9SCD motherboards, all housed within different MicroCloud chassis. I've done this hundreds of times, with this exact BIOS version (x9scd8.612), with no ...
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Supermicro X10DRI-T no signs of life

I recently got a supermicro X10DRI-T motherboard that has a interesting issue, when powered on fans turn on but nothing else appears to happen, no video, no beeps, no num-lock or caps-lock lights, I ...
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Quanta BIOS update clarifications

This may seem like stupid questions to some but I am very fearful of updating my BIOS after bricking a motherboard once. Please bear with me. I purchased a Quanta D51B-2U that came with an older BIOS ...
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HPE DL360 GEN9 - ERROR 329 333 270 Firmware commnunication error

I need your help on the following issue. After a restart of a DL360 GEN9, we had the following errors 329-Power Management Controller FW Error – Unable to communicate with the FW. Action: Reset iLO FW....
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How much physical RAM is “lost” to BIOS/UEFI?

Browsing the linux kernel output dmesg on 6 different systems (4 server, and for the sake of comparison also 2 laptops) I am shocked by the large amount of BIOS/UEFI reserved RAM Three servers systems ...
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What is a software prefetcher (processor setting)?

Configuring the CPU(s) of a DELL Server (via iDrac) I have run accross the term software prefetcher. I have an idea that prefetching is to "fetch" in advance data from the memory in to the ...
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proliant dl360p gen8 hard disk replacement failure

I have a proliant dl360p gen8 with 8 hard disks each 300gb running raid 6 into 1 logical volume. I run Windows server 2012 on the server. Today a hard disk failed so it was on a boot loop stating that ...
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PCIe - Training error on device - Link degraded, macLinkWidth = x16, negotiatedLinkWidth = x8

i've placed a pcie raid adapter card with onboard ssd's (AORUS RAID ADAPTOR built in with 4 x PCIe 3.0 512GB NVMe SSD) in a new (2020) Dell (Optiplex 7080). the system boots fine most times, but it ...
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Resetting the TPM module on my motherboard?

I've got a TPM set up on a motherboard, but the motherboard has now been swapped, and the HDD is still the same. Would like to basically reset everything to factory defaults, but the HDD is encrypted ...
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Unable to get access IMPI / BIOS / Intel Xeon Gen2 compatibility issue?

I've bought new( not used ) SuperMicro MBD-X11DPI and x2 - Intel Xeon Silver 4210R OEM Micron [MTA72ASS8G72PSZ-2S6E1] 64Gb Samsung [M393A8G40MB2-CTD] 64Gb When I'm booting, 10 different ...
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Enable VT-X and VT-D in the bios for a PowerEdge r910. Ubuntu Server Bionic

I am trying to enable VT-X and VT-D on a PowerEdge r910. I have set "Virtualization Enabled"in the bios settings and also "SR_IOV Global Enable". I still get the following on the ...
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arch linux on zfs root cannot configure grub on bios

as the title suggests I cannot get across the finish line installing arch on zfs. I get to the point where I try and install grub on my /boot after chrooting into my /mnt from the live cd. anyway ...
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ASUS Z8NA-D6 shows DIMMB1 disabled with 96GB of memory installed

I have a server with the following specs: ASUS Z8NA-D6 mainboard 96GB (16x6) of Samsung DDR3 PC3-8500R 4Rx4 ECC RDIMMs Memory Mode is set to Independent 78GB shows up BIOS shows on POST The ...
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How can i get to the BIOS log file on ubuntu?

I've recently learned that the actual memory run speed isnt necessarily what it says on the memory cards. The actual speed is 'negotiated' based on factors like bus speed, or clock speed, motherboard ...
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How to boot from an LSI 9361-8i in JBOD mode?

I have a server with a Supermicro X10DRU-i+ mainboard and an LSI 9361-8i controller. I have put the 9361 into JBOD mode and have attached two Samsung SSD 860 Pro to the controller. The 9361 recognizes ...
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Proliant DL360 G7 stuck on POST, no video, no beeps, front LED green

I am new to servers, so I am not sure what to do next. I have an HP proliant DL360 G7 with a HP P2000 hooked to it using HBA cards. I have Unraid installed on a USB and I was playing around with ...
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DELL r630 + NvMe M.2->PCie : Cannot boot Ubuntu installed on M.2 NvMe drive via. PCie adapter

I have plugged in a PNY XLR8 500GB M.2 NvMe drive in a Delock PCIe card and stuck it in Riser 3 on my Poweredge r630 - Although the drive doesn't show up anywhere in BIOS, I could boot the Ubuntu ...
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Boot failing due to SMART error status?

I have an Asus server that was refusing to boot, reporting: SATA Port 1 : Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 S.M.A.R.T status bad, backup and replace So I went into the bios, disabled "SMART status check", ...
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What does the enable/disable ME subsystem option in Supermicro X9DRi-F motherboard BIOS do?

It's well known fact that the Intel Management Engine can not be completely disabled. Its functionality can be greatly reduced using me_cleaner which utilizes various techniques including switching ...
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No screen messages from BIOS after discrete graphics card installation [closed]

My old PC used to work fine with onboard graphics, but eventually (I think) that was slowing down the whole system. So I decided to add a discrete graphics board - after that I don't see any output ...
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Secure contents of a hard drive so it can't be accessed on another computer [closed]

My company is developing a device that is basically a Linux box with some attached hardware and proprietary software that is installed on several clients. What would be the best options to secure the ...
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Dell Optiplex 990 Bios Corrupted [closed]

I have an issue with dell optiplex 990, i am getting no bootable hard disk found error. Videos as below https://photos.app.goo.gl/6TocW3sAoM7RL8gV9 Problem: I tried to boot into USB drive which has ...
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OCZ Revodrive 350 srs interrupts

We built some servers running Windows Server 2016 out of some "spare" parts with the following specs: Supermicro X10DRH-iT Dual E5-2620 v3 256GB Registered ECC DDR4 RAM 1x Adaptec 71685 RAID ...
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Exception during the UEFI preboot environment. DellFormsProcessorDxe.efi

While booting a Dell PowerEdge r720, UEFI crashes, making it mostly unbootable. This exception occurs after pressing F2 to get to "F2 System Setup" which means getting to the menu to switch back to ...
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Write Data Early Bios option

Some BIOS include this option: Write Data Early: Enable/[Disable] For example, in the Supermicro BIOS' it's under Advanced/Chipset/Northbridge, where it's disabled, by default. (Unfortunately, the ...
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Difference between LFM and adaptive throttling for TM2 thermal management

Some Supermicro BIOS have a 'TM2 Mode' option under Advanced/CPU configuration. Available values are: LFM throttling adaptive throttling What are the differences between those two throttling modes? ...
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Raid CentOS Server with blank screen

I am unable to boot the CentOS Server. It has version 6.10. It has raid 5 (or 10) with 4 hard drives. I can't get into the Bios anymore. It has Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Pro Setup Utility Bios. When it ...
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Unable to install any Operating System on HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9

I have been unable to install any OS on this server. It will bring up a grub or choice menu, but hangs after that. I just tried the ClearOS install, downloaded from the HPE link to ClearOS, it goes ...
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Centos 7 Force BIOS (Not Fast Boot)

I have a CentOS 7 box that has quickboot installed. Is there a way I can get into the BIOS again? Is there a startup key combination, or a file I can edit to get to the BIOS menu on reboot? ...
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20 Watt difference between C-states enabled in Bios and same states in Intel_idle?

I am trying to reduce the idle power usage of a dual-Haswell-EP server made by Intel. If I enable the C-states in the UEFI-Bios, the minimum power consumption is about 80W. However, if I disable C-...
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Increasing chassis fan speeds?

I have a rack-type server whose motherboard is ASUS Z11PG-D16 Series (according to lshw). ipmitool reports 7 front fans, and I would like to increase their speeds. Is there any way to do that? ...
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booting HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8 in uefi

I recently got a DL 160 gen8 and I'm trying to boot windows from a 3TB drive. the windows Installer is refusing to install windows on gpt partitions. So I need to boot in uefi. I looked everywhere ...
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Enable Supermicro Virtualization in Bios

my motherboard is a Supermicro x9dri-ln4f+, and I am using dual xeon e5 2690 CPUs. I have been trying to enable Virtualization in order to load VMs in qemu and virtualbox. The motherboard claims to ...
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Any way to set password on BIOS remotely on Ubuntu 14.04?

I maintain many specific-use devices that have Ubuntu 14.04 OS installed on them. There is an ongoing effort on our end to harden the security on these devices. One of the required steps is setting ...
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Identical Processor - Live Migration Error

I have production problem thats why Im asking for fast help :/ Environment 2 new HyperV Host with Windows 2016 in Failover Cluster Both with CPU: Intel® Xeon® Silver 4116 Processor 2.10 Ghz Live ...
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Manually executing option roms (PCIe SATA storage card)

I have an older Dell server, a Poweredge 2900 II, and I would like to use it with large HDDs (> 8 TB). For this, an expansion card is needed, since the motherboard nor the PERC RAID controller can ...
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Can upgrading the BIOS bork the filesystem?

After upgrading the BIOS, I was no longer able to SSH into the box. I consoled in via IPMI and saw "Checking the filesystem" messages. I had the data center team take a look; they told me the ...
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emc bios default password

I have a EMC server that hasn't been used for a while and I am trying to repurpose it. I am having trouble getting into the bios as it seems to be locked behind a password by default. Hardware: EMC ...
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What are the differenced between SuperMicro console terminal types ANSI, VT100 and VT-UTF8

I tried to find a comparison between various terminal types configurable on SuperMicro console to serial BIOS redirection but I was not able to find any. Can someone make a brief comparison of these? ...
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Meaning of Supermicro firmware update error messages

Flashing the 1.1a BIOS update for the Abit A2SDi-8C+-HLN4F seems to work but there are some error messages: Reading flash ... done - ME Data Size checking ... ok - FFS checksums .... ok - Check ...
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Supermicro BIOS Automatic CentOS Install

Is there a way, with the default BIOS interface on current Supermicro servers, to automatically install a network-provided OS (FreeBSD, CentOS, etc.) image, coupled with a specific config file that ...
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How do you reset the BIOS password on a Lenovo ThinkCentre m910q workstation?

Lenovo's stock documentation applies to all of their ThinkCentre computers, so it's pretty vague. It indicates that a jumper needs to be moved but doesn't indicate which one. The hardware and ...
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shutdown -h now: FreeBSD server won't power down [closed]

I'm not a sysadmin, but got a used dell poweredge r320 anyway. A problem I've been having with it is that after issuing the shutdown -h now command in FreeBSD the system goes through the init system ...
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ProLiant Gen8 Microsoft BIOS records 8GB put POST only shows 4GB

I've got a HP Proliant Micro Gen 8 server. I've had it a while with 1 4GB RAM stick installed. I've now installed another 4GB RAM stick, its the same type, except its not an HP genuine stick (...

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