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Sun Fire X4470 Server Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System

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1.  Getting Started

2.  Installing Solaris 10

A.  Supported Installation Methods

B.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

Verification of BIOS Factory Defaults

Before You Begin

View or Edit BIOS Settings for New Installations

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

D.  Supported Operating Systems


Appendix B

BIOS Defaults for New Installations

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:

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 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.