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Oracle® Server X6-2L 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 Boot Mode is selected, only UEFI boot candidates will be initialized and displayed in the Boot Options Priority list. When Legacy BIOS 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

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

    The Please Select Boot Device dialog box appears.

    image:A screen capture showing the Please Select Boot Device                         screen.
  3. In the Please Select Boot Device dialog box, select the boot device according to the operating system and UEFI Boot Mode you elected to use, and then press Enter.

    Note -  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.

    A dialog box similar to the following appears.

    image:A screen capture showing the boot device operating system installation                         screen.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the operating system from the selected boot device.

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