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Sun Fire X4170 M2 and X4270 M2 Servers Installation Guide for Linux, Virtual Machine Software, and Oracle Solaris Operating Systems

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Part I  Linux Software Installation

1.  Assisted OS Installation With Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

2.  Getting Started With Linux Operating System Installations

3.  Installing Oracle Linux

4.  Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

5.  Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Part II  Virtual Machine Software Installations

6.  Getting Started With Virtual Machine Software Installations

7.  Installing Oracle VM

8.  Installing VMware ESX or ESXi

Part III  Oracle Solaris Installation

9.  Getting Started With Oracle Solaris Operating System Installations

10.  Installing Oracle Solaris 10

Part IV  System Administrator References

A.  Supported Installation Methods

B.  Supported Operating Systems

C.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

Verification of BIOS Factory Defaults

Before You Begin

View or Edit BIOS Settings for New Installations

D.  Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD


Appendix C

BIOS Defaults for New Installations

When installing a new operating system on a storage drive, you should verify that the following BIOS settings are properly configured before you perform the operating system or virtual machine software installation:

Verification of BIOS Factory Defaults

In the BIOS Setup Utility, you can set optimal defaults, as well as view and edit BIOS settings as needed. Any changes you make in the BIOS Setup Utility (through F2) are permanent until the next time you change them.

In addition to using F2 to view or edit the system’s BIOS settings, you can use F8 during the BIOS start-up to specify a temporary boot device. If you use F8 to set a temporary boot device, this change is only in effect for the current system boot. The permanent boot device specified through F2 will be in effect after booting from the temporary boot device.

Before You Begin

Ensure that the following requirements are met prior to accessing the BIOS Setup Utility.