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Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

arltnet
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Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

How can i choose the default disk drive to boot on the same controller ? B120 Raidcontroller is off, i dont use this feature..

I can see in the the Setup only a standard boot order like different devices like usb stick, cdrom, floppy or different controller etc. , but not different disk drives ?

whats wrong here ? Any ideas ?

Looks like an issue with the firmware or hidden options elsewhre.

i´m still using ROM 3.0 Bios J06 on microserver. from 7/6/2015

 

 

 

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AM7
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Re: Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

Hello,

I faced the same issue since I wanted to boot from a 2.5inch HDD installed in the ODD drive. In AHCI mode the Microserver seems to support only booting from the first HDD Bay, and the onboard SATA port for the ODD is the fifth one. The workaround applied was to change the SATA controller mode from AHCI to Legacy and then restart. After the restart in BIOS you can find two SATA controllers and you can choose one of them. The first one is the controller for the hot swappable bays in front of the server and the second one is for the onboard SATA connector for the ODD bay.

It's wierd why they did it like this.

Alexandru

FelixMalaga
Occasional Advisor

Re: Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

hello, were i can change to LEgacy mode? I confusion with f9, f10, f8 and more. I want this. Boot in 2.5 is the 5th disk

Torsten.
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Re: Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

Since this server has no UEFI mode, it is always in legacy mode (compared to gen9 proliants)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jimmy Vance
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Re: Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

Gen8 Microserver is BIOS, not UEFI so there is no legacy emulation mode. The 5th port was designated for optical drive and not supported to boot a hard disk.

That being said, many do use it that way. You need to have the SATA controller in B140i RAID mode then you can specify the 5th disk as the boot drive.  I have not tried this, but have read this works in the forums here and I'm pretty sure I've seen it mentioned in the home server show forums

 




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FelixMalaga
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Re: Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive

And use a Pendrive ? where setup this please? 

I want use w2012

Jimmy Vance
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Re: Microserver Gen8 - Boot order from different SATA Drive


FelixMalaga wrote:

And use a Pendrive ? where setup this please? 

I want use w2012


Just change the boot order of USB to be before hard drive




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