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Oracle® Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Extreme Flash Service Manual

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Updated: January 2018

UEFI Boot Mode Advantages

When the option is available to choose between a Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI BIOS Boot Mode operating system installation, the advantages to choosing a UEFI BIOS Boot Mode installation include the following:

  • Avoids Legacy Option ROM address constraints. For more information, see Legacy Option ROM Allocation.

  • Supports operating system boot partitions greater than 2 terabytes (2 TB) in size.

  • Integrates PCIe device configuration utilities within the BIOS Setup Utility menus. For more information, see BIOS Setup Utility Menu Options.

  • Displays bootable operating system images in the boot list as labeled entities, for example, you will see a Windows boot manager label as opposed to raw device labels.

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