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Oracle® Exadata Storage Server X5-2 High Capacity Service Manual

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Updated: January 2018

Select the Boot Device

The Boot Options Priority list contents depend on which BIOS mode is selected. When UEFI BIOS Boot Mode is selected, only UEFI BIOS boot candidates will be initialized and displayed in the Boot Options Priority list. When Legacy BIOS Boot Mode is selected, only Legacy BIOS boot candidates are initialized and displayed.

In addition to using the F2 key to view or edit the system BIOS settings, you can use the F8 key during the BIOS startup to specify a temporary boot device. This selected boot device is in effect only for the current system boot. The permanent boot device specified using the F2 key will be in effect after booting from the temporary boot device.

  1. Reset or power on the server.
    • From the local server, press the Power button on the front panel of the server to power off the server, and then press the Power button again to power on the server.

    • From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management → Power Control and select Reset from the Select Action list.

    • From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type reset /System

      The server resets.

  2. Press the F8 key (or Ctrl+P from a serial connection) when prompted while the BIOS is running the power-on self-test (POST).

    The Please Select Boot Device dialog box appears.

  3. In the dialog, select the boot device option according to the operating system and BIOS mode you elected to use, and then press Enter.

    Use the up and down arrow keys to select the boot device. Based on the boot mode you selected (UEFI BIOS Boot Mode or Legacy BIOS Boot Mode), the Please Select Boot Device dialog box displays only the applicable devices. For example, when the UEFI BIOS Boot Mode is elected, only UEFI BIOS boot devices are displayed in the dialog box.

  4. Press F4 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

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