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Oracle® Server X5-2 Service Manual

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Updated: January 2018
 
 

Selecting Legacy BIOS or UEFI Boot Mode

You can select either Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI Boot Mode. Legacy BIOS Boot Mode is the default.

If you change BIOS boot modes, the boot candidates from the previously selected mode are no longer available from the Boot Options Priority List in the BIOS Setup Utility. The boot candidates from the new mode appear in the Boot Options Priority List only after you select Save Changes and Reset from the BIOS Setup Utility menu. Use the Oracle ILOM BIOS Backup and Restore function to preserve the BIOS configuration in case you want to switch back to the previously selected mode. For information, refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2 Documentation Library at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

All supported operating systems can use either UEFI Boot Mode or Legacy BIOS Boot Mode. However, once you choose a boot mode and install an operating system, if you reboot the server and select a different boot mode, the installed image can only be used in the mode in which it was installed. For instructions for selecting either UEFI Boot Mode or Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, see Selecting Legacy BIOS or UEFI Boot Mode.

Choose Legacy BIOS Boot Mode to allow host bus adapters (HBAs) to use option ROMs, and when software or adapters do not have UEFI drivers. In Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, only boot candidates that support Legacy BIOS Boot Mode appear in the Boot Options Priority List in the BIOS Setup Utility.

Choose UEFI Boot Mode when software and adapters use UEFI drivers. You can manually select UEFI Boot Mode during system setup. In UEFI Boot Mode, only boot candidates that support UEFI Boot Mode appear in the Boot Options Priority List in the BIOS Setup Utility.

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