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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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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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Proliant ML330 G6, boot from ssd disk

I have a Proliant ML330 G6 with two discs in mirror Raid, with the P410 controller. It runs ubuntu 16.4, and it is working fine. I wanted to leave the raid, only as data files, and install a Samsung ...
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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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how I can find the boot order using IPMItool and how I can disable PXE boot from the list

I am in a process of finding the boot order using IPMItool, once the order has been found I need to disable the PXE boot from the list and provide high priority to Hard disk followed by cd-rom.
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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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Maximum cpu performance mode, configure in BIOS and/or the S.O?

I`m running a database benchmark (Tpc-h), and running a same SQL query several times. To my surprise, the time spent has a significant difference, even though it is the same query, reaching up to 40% ...
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What is ME region in BIOS

What is ME region in BIOS. We have a Supermicro board and when I upgrade BIOS, we are getting an option 'Preserve ME region'. Not sure what it is. Thanks.
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When to use X2Apic Mode?

I am setting up a new server (PowerEdge T130) for a small business, running Windows Server Essentials 2016. It will be used as a file server, AV, domain controller and has some SQL databases. I know ...
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PCIex lanes on Supermicro X10SRH-CF

I am trying to set up 5 GPUs on X10SRH-CF to run Tensorflow, but cannot seem to get the board boot up with more than 3 cards plugged in. In some layout I get it to boot with 4 cards but OS (Ubuntu ...
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Supermicro BIOS upgrade : Error when sending enable message to ME

I recently upgraded my BIOS on my X9SCL-F board from version 1.1 to 2.2. It seems to be a 2 step process where after you create a bootable DOS USB, you need to run AMI_1.BAT x9scm-f.202 Once this ...
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GRUB hangs before menu, after a HDD upgrade. How to debug?

I have a problem on a server with 4 x 1 TB drives running Debian wheezy and GRUB 1.99-27+deb7u3. sda and sdb have partitions mirrored using (Linux software) RAID1, including /boot. sdc and sdd have ...
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Dell UEFI0023: Bios is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because it is not responding

After updating firmware on a Dell PowerEdge R730xd we received the following error message: UEFI0023: BIOS is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because the Management ...
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HP DL380 G7 - Sometimes won't POST without clearing NVRAM with Maintenance Mode Switches [closed]

I have a HP Proliant DL380 G7 Server, actually I have many. They all seem to work just fine and have for years except this box which is giving me a headache. It has been sitting collecting dust for ...
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Hyper V enabled but virtualization not enabled

I installed Docker on the latest Windows OS and got the following message "Hardware assisted virtualization and data execution protection must be enabled in the BIOS." Hyper V is definitely enabled. ...
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Dell 2950 stops at DRAC prompt prior to BIOS. How can I get it to boot from CD?

I have a Dell 2950 server that happens to have a currently broken Windows Server 2008 R2. When power cycled the normal Dell BIOS comes up. Pressing F2 results in the F2 prompt changing to "Entering ...
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Lenovo x3850 x6 boots slowly

I know that having ex.: 1-2 TBytes of RAM can slow down the boot, but are there any options for ex.: Lenovo servers (or in general) that with we can speed up a reboot/boot? Ex.: any "quick boot" ...
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“Unsupported PCI device” errors during IBM System x3550 POST

I installed a non-IBM NIC to IBM System x3550 server and during POST it displays following error messages: 00180801 19A20700 Unsupported PCI device 00180801 19A20700 Unsupported PCI device 00180801 ...
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How to disable integrated intel graphics and use shared RAM for the Linux

Given a server with Intel E3-1275 v6 CPU, is it possible to instruct Linux kernel to stop using the integrated graphics and restore video RAM back to OS? I'd prefer using a kernel command line flag ...
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Server Board S2600WT2R unable to set clock speed to 2400 MHz

I have an Intel® Server Board S2600WT2R I have set the Memory Operating Speed in the bios to 2400, but dmidecode reports that "Configured Clock Speed: 2134 MHz". If I set the clock speed in the bios ...
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SuperMicro IPMI no longer accessible after update

Going to keep this short: Got a new server We decided to update IPMI for reasons. I know - it's stupid without good reasons. Waited for it to reboot. On reboot it no longer is assigned an IP Address ...
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Clear BIOS “PCI auto configuration”

I got a new HP ProLiant dl360p G8 server. I bought an SFP module from amazon that was made for HP servers. When I turn the server on, the link light stays lite until the BIOS makes it to PCI auto ...
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No Config prompt for RAID card

I have a PERC 5/i in a Dell 2950 and it doesn't prompt me to enter the BIOS configuration for it, nor will it initialize. But if I take the RAM out of it, it will give me the following error RAID ...
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Does any PCIe slot support NVMe SSD's automatically or do I need a specific M.2 slot?

I have been trying to dissect the information I find with googling, but have come to the conclusion that I cannot find with certainty the answer to the following questions: Given you know the basics ...
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How to update the BIOS for a Dell Poweredge 1950 without using an OS package

From looking at Dell's website the only BIOS update options seemed to be for supported operating systems (Windows, Red Hat, etc). How can the bios be updated using a bootable USB or via the IPMI?
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Failed BIOS update DELL R620

So ahead of an ESXi6.0u2 update we are refreshing the BIOS on one of our clusters to reach a compatible level. Using OME I have been able to push the BIOS to several servers without hitch, until now. ...
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Dell PowerEdge T630 Will not Boot

I have a Dell PowerEdge T630 that will not boot. It halts at the POST screen during "BIOS Loading Drivers" after getting about 20% through it. I have tried resting the CMOS and NVRAM to no avail. ...
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Wrong boot order - BIOS get stuck instead of trying the next boot device

I have a tests server that runs an Intel S2600C0 bios version SE5C600.86B.02.06.0002. It has 7 SSDs: 5 SDLFNCAR-960G-1HA2s and 2 Micron_M500DC_MTFDDAK800MBB. The OS and all the files are on the first ...
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How to upgrade BIOS on Dell PowerEdge T20 server?

I was up to enabling Wake-on-LAN feature on the Dell PowerEdge T20 server with A05 BIOS pre-installed from the delivery. Once enabled, the server will shut down and immediately turning itself on. Up ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 1: Wrong Disk?

For reference, please see the two attached images. Briefly, I have a Lenovo ThinkServer 440 with four SSD drives: Two 220 GB drives as RAID 1 and two 1 TB drives. The 200 GB drives were setup as RAID ...
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Accidentally cleared TPM on BitLocked computer

One of my technicians was supposed to image a computer that has BitLocker enabled. He didn't know the access pin and instead inserted a Dell boot disk to do a soft-restore (keeping all of the clients ...
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Change Boot drive in SeaBios

I need to copy my KVM machine for further update. BUT our provider don't provide opportunity to copy a whole machine, just a hard drive. (virtio drive vda/vdb etc) So, I made a new clean machine, ...
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Shutdown computer with Syslinux - poweroff.c32 & acpioff.c32

Does anyone know how i could shutdown ACPI Bios computer (without APM) using Syslinux ? This is the configuration I am using : LABEL Shutdown MENU LABEL ^Shutdown computer KERNEL /tools/...
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Supermicro X9DBL-3F Xenserver 7 boot stops

The configuration is a Supermicro X9DBL-3F motherboard with 2x Intel Xeon E5-2403 Cpu's. In the Bios the settings under Advanced \ Chipset Configuration \ North Bridge \ Integrated IO ...
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Updating Dell Bios Silently Through SCCM

I am trying to run an upgrade script through SCCM for Dell Bios Firmware. I need it to run silently without an immediate reboot. When I push the script, the upgrade runs and logs as successful with ...