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Oracle® Server CLI Tools for Oracle Solaris 11.3 User's Guide

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Updated: April 2018

biosconfig Device Terminology

    The following notes explain how biosconfig describes devices:

  • Floppy refers to whatever the BIOS considers a removable device.

    For example, this could be a USB flash drive.

  • A USB flash drive bigger than 512 MB is referred to as a disk.

  • A USB/CD-ROM is classified as a CD and not a removable device.

  • PXE means a bootable network device.

    For example, this might be an Ethernet controller or an InfiniBand interface that has boot support in its expansion ROM.

Device Name Examples

The device name examples listed in the following table are used in XML file output in this chapter.

Output Text
Description of Hardware
SATA:3M-MRVLRD 200254-01SUN24G 0801
Flash mini-DIMM SATA (which is disk-like)
USB:Port1:Memorex DVD+-RAM 510L
USB DVD drive (which is CD-like)
USB:Port0:SanDisk Cruzer Contour
1 GB USB flash drive (which is disk-like)
IB:Slot2.F0:PXE:MLNX HCA IB 1.9.972
InfiniBand PXE (which is network-like)
PXE:IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1324
On-board GigEthernet NIC (which is a network interface)