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ProLiant 1805R wont boot unattended, wants F1 or F10 to continue

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ProLiant 1805R wont boot unattended, wants F1 or F10 to continue

My server is otherwise working perfectly and we like it very much except for one huge problem, and for all I know, I may have created it. We have three of these servers, all are identical in every way (except the OS) but this one wont boot unattended. After it POSTS, it waits for someone to hit "F1" to continue or "F10" for Diagnostics. My wish is for it to go right past this screen and boot the OS. How can I make it do this? Did I create this situation? How did I do it (so I understand & dont do it again)?

Thanks to all very much.
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Sunil Jerath
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Re: ProLiant 1805R wont boot unattended, wants F1 or F10 to continue

Hello Jason,
Just disable F1 by going into System BIOS-Advance features(You have to enable Advanced Mode by pressing 'A' while holding down the Control Button in System Configuration main screen). Lood for F1 prompt and there you would have the option to enable/disable. If you have any problems locating please feel free to post the message and I shall send you the detailed steps.

Regards,

Re: ProLiant 1805R wont boot unattended, wants F1 or F10 to continue

Thanks for the reply.

A quick follow-up question: when you say BIOS, do you mean the System Configuration that you can get in to when either (a) booting off the SmartStart CD or (b) choosing "Diagnostics" after it POST (by hitting "F10")? Or when you refer to the BIOS, do you mean something entirely different?

Thank you.
Martin Breidenbach
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Re: ProLiant 1805R wont boot unattended, wants F1 or F10 to continue

Yes, press F10 to boot from system partition, then run system configuration utility.

When you are in system partition main menu you may have to press CTRL-A to enable advanced features (which may be needed to get the 'disable F1 prompt' setting in system config).

Usually you only get that F1/F10 prompt if the server sees some kind of problem during self test. Do you see any 'unusual' message ?

Re: ProLiant 1805R wont boot unattended, wants F1 or F10 to continue

Sunil,
Martin,

Thank you.

All is well now.

Jason