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DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

 
Panen
Occasional Advisor

DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

Hi Folks,
Acquired a DL360 recently;
BIOS is disabled, it says after / while booting.

I can configure the system allright with SmartStart CD.
But how can I change / reenable the BIOS access by pressing F9???

Thanks for your help.
6 REPLIES
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

Are there any option PCI cards in the system?
Panen
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

I'm not very familiar with the system yet, but there is a scsi on board with on 18.2 GB drive connected; further I have connected a simple PCI raid card that offers me possibility to connect IDE / SATA harddrives.

Does that answer your question?
Panen
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

Also, there is a small card present on a separate connector (similar to the ones used in laptops to retain memory cards)situated between the fan assy and the PS.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

Hi,

Remove any PCI Card connected on server and check is that re-appear or not.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

That was my suspicion. There is no harm in the 'BIOS is disabled' message--it is coming from the SCSI card. The SCSI card doesn't need to load its BIOS because the boot device is the SmartArray controller.
Panen
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL360 G1 - BIOS disabled

Okay, thanks for your input;
But how come I don't get F9 appearing during bootup to enter the server's BIOS (Compaq BIOS - P21 15-11-2002)?

I should be able to enter the BIOS during bootup, shouldn't I?