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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Found an old MSFT HP SE316M1 server. Anyone know how to get the firmware for it?

In an effort to start a home server project, I picked up a server off of a friend. I believe the server i got (SE316M1) is custom built for Microsoft, and this one was pulled from one of their ...
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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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Changing Apple EFI for Xeon microcode

I have Mac Pro 3,1. I have just bought 2x Xeon E5450 SLBBM E0 stepping and found that there are unsupported by my Mac Pro. I tried to google for this problem and found that only SLANQ C0 stepping ...
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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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Adaptec RAID BIOS not showing on power on except after CMOS clear

I'm having an issue with my RAID controller. When it comes on from a complete power off, the Adaptec RAID BIOS does not show up at all (the screen where I hit Ctrl+A to configure the RAID). It usually ...
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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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DL580 G7 not booting / posting

I have two DL580 G7 and I cannot get any of these to boot. What happens is that the internal health LED flashes red and it displays all four CPU-LEDs in amber. There is no post code, exactly nothing ...
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Constant ACPI errors in /var/log/messages on Centos 6.10

/var/log/messages is full of this, occurring every second. I can see this has been going on for at least 4 days but any older logs have been purged. Maybe it's always been like this. Jul 8 04:07:...
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Supermicro server not booting with OS

We have purchased Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F model and installed Ubuntu 18 and during installation it finds the HDD and created partition and all goes well, but as soon as installation finishes and it ...
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hp dl380p gen 8 bios

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm not use to enterprise hardware. I have the job of patching one of our servers while our main person is out. I patched it, but the server wouldn't boot ...
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Proliant ML10 Gen9 bricked, and no DP

Been struggling with this new server for the past month. It's cheap, with no iLO, and seems not to have any support entitlement. The latest issue is that I need to change from a DVI monitor to a ...
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watchdog watchdog0 watchdog did not stop

I have a computer that always has issues restarting/shutting down. I've installed many Linux distributions on it, including Debian 9 and VMware Photon OS, and I always have the same issue. When I ...
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SCCM WQL Query Structure BIOS release date

So with this whole Meltdown and Spectre causing a huge fuss world wide. I have discovered a solution to mass deploy BIOS updates. The one thing is when checking compliance I am unable to locate ...
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New HDD reading 1.3TB instead of 8TB

I work at a very small company (8 people) and was given the task to add an HDD to our server to do incremental backups. We bought a new 8TB IronWolf HDD but after installation the server computer can ...
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RAID Controller Firmware Issue

Background: I'm a Linux newbie with very limited knowledge, I wanted to build a RAID 10 for our startup after experiencing a complete loss of several terabytes of data from Dropbox recently. Setup: ...
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Server advice for a newbie [closed]

I'm new to serverfault, and server computers in general, and I got a few questions. Forgive me, they're quite basic, but I'd like the clarity. So, lately I've been doing quite a few CPU intensive ...
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Boot Drive Not Found

I just recently upgraded the coolers on my Supermicro server and now it can't find the default boot device unless I unplug ALL of the drives except the boot drive. This system is an older Supermicro ...
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Execute PCI option rom, Network Controller on B:06/D:00/F:00 (motherboard Z10PE-D8-WS ACPI BIOS Revision 3101)

I have a motherboard Z10PE-D8-WS ACPI BIOS Revision 3101 which stuck at this screen I have not added any news devices, just a night before shutdown the system using power button instead of "sudo ...
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Microcode update for Spectre?

We all know about Spectre and Meltdown, at this point. The take away is the while Meltdown can be solved/worked around with a (complex and invasive) kernel patch (namely KAISER/PTI), Spectre requires ...
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How to deal with race condition on Network Boot

I have a remote container filled with many PXE booted computers connected to an on site tftp/dhcp server. If there is a power outage, the server machine takes ages to boot and the PXE booted machines ...
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What is wrong with that Dell PowerEdge?

Here is the photo of BIOS splash screen when powered on: Did you ever see anything like this? It continues printing garbage instead of usual messages while booting but it does not boot any medium ...

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