When installing a new operating system on a hard disk drive or a solid state drive, you should verify that the following BIOS settings are properly configured before you perform the operating system installation:
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 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.
Ensure that the following requirements are met prior to accessing the BIOS Setup Utility.
The server is equipped with a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state disk drive (SDD).
The HDD or SDD is properly installed in the server. For details, see the Sun Fire X4470 Server Installation Guide (821-0332).
A console connection is established to the server. For details, see Table A-1.