windows 10 – Blue Screen of Death after BIOS Update (Solved)

This is not anything I need help with, as I have solved the issue, but I have a general question that I would love some insight on. I am going to be upgrading my CPU to a Ryzen 5600X, and needed a BIOS update as such.
After the update I immediately went into the BIOS and began making all my changes, enabling DOCP, etc. That I do to increase performance. This apparently was a terrible idea, as I could not boot. Constant BSOD, usually after 1-3 seconds of loading system files. The errors that were reported were mostly Kernel and Driver issues. After it failed to boot 6 times or so, I attempted tried to do a system restore point. The PC crashed during this as well, the same Driver “SQL” error. I do not know exactly what was failing, but I know it was core system files.
After this I decided maybe I needed to boot once with default BIOS settings, then make the changes afterwards. I boot to BIOS, cleared the CMOS via the UEFI, and boot into Windows on the first try. Being a person of moderate Tech Literacy, I probably should have done the CMOS clear first, but I thought I would at least try the restore point. Just a waste of time.
I shut down the PC, and restart into the BIOS. Make my changes that I mentioned before, and boot successfully into Windows on the first try. No issue.
So first, If you are having BSOD issues after a BIOS update, your first step should be to clear CMOS. Second, does anyone know any more about why this may be happening? I would love some insight into this issue, why booting into a modified BIOS immediately out of the gate was a bad idea. Does Windows Kernel just need to boot once to get used to the new BIOS? Some other issue?

bios – Supermicro X10DRI-T no signs of life

I recently got a supermicro X10DRI-T motherboard that has a interesting issue, when powered on fans turn on but nothing else appears to happen, no video, no beeps, no num-lock or caps-lock lights, I believe that it is not making it to post due to there being no beeps even when all ram is removed. I cannot access ipmi because I cannot get into the bios to configure it and do not know what the ip is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

bios – ubuntu server won’t boot from hard drive

I just installed ubuntu server on my ssd, it worked perfectly with ubuntu desktop, so I tried ubuntu server, and it somehow won’t boot from ssd after installed. The grub doesn’t show up. I tried to plug my ssd to the usb3 and it worked, but somehow the filesystem is broken so I can’t get in the system.

Dell BIOS update – Intel AMT Capability

I’m new to this community, so please excuse, if my story/question is not clear.

I’m a quite begginer ‘IT guy’, working for company, mostly my works are about powershell scripts, report making, automatization.
i recently volunteered to test some new drivers for almost everything (bios, gpu, soundcard, bluetooth, you name it), because i’ve repaird laptops,desktop pc -s for about 5 years, so, why not.

Everything went fine, but after the bios update (we have Dell machines), instead of the uefi dell logo, i’ve got a screen with text, instructions how to go reach console, do this, do that. After few second, legacy windows logo appears, windows starts, and everything works perfectly.
I’ve mentioned it, and they asked, if i cand find a solution for this.
I’ve found it, disable Intel AMT Capability.

But of course, we can’t expect (they dont want to) people to go to bios, and change stuff. So I made a script in Powershell, that changes the amt value to disabled, if its enabled. We can send it out in sccm, and a happy day. But, this only works after update.

My question is, can i prevent this somehow, that the bios update wont change the amt value?

I have to mention, they don’t expect me to solve this problem, I just want to help, learn if i can.

Thank you

system installation – Install Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with RAID 1 and LVM on machine with UEFI BIOS

I have a machine with UEFI BIOS. I want to install Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with LVM on top of RAID 1, so my system will continue to work even if one of the drives fail. I haven’t found a HOWTO for that. The 20.04 desktop installer supports LVM but not RAID. The answer to this question describes the process for 18.04. However, 20.04 does not provide an alternate server installer. The answer to this question and this question describe RAID but not LVM nor UEFI. Does anyone have a process that works for 20.04 with LVM on top of RAID 1 for a UEFI machine?

Quanta BIOS update clarifications – Server Fault

This may seem like stupid questions to some but I am very fearful of updating my BIOS after bricking a motherboard once. Please bear with me.

I purchased a Quanta D51B-2U that came with an older BIOS that does not support V4 CPUs. I have managed to find a V3 CPU and a couple of BIOS update packages with the required files to upgrade it to a supported BIOS.

I am currently on S2B_3A17. I tried using the CPU upgrade package on the official Quanta website but it refuses to update the BIOS even though it throws no errors and the BMC updates successfully to 3.45.01.

The packages I found are incremental in updates. Below are the instructions included with one of the packages.

1. It is very important to follow the flash option provided in the batch file to update BIOS
   under UEFI SHELL/WINDOWS/Linux environment. 
   Using incorrect flash option to flash BIOS may cause damage to your system.

   A. Burn S2B_XXXX.BIN via fixture, or
   B. Follow below steps to update BIOS:
      EFI Shell:
      (1) Copy BIOS package to a USB flash drive.
      (2) Attaching the USB flash drive on system.
      (3) Boot up the system to EFI SHELL.
      (4) Change directory to BIOS package.
      (5) Exectute BIOS_efi64.nsh for BIOS region update or execute ME_efi64.nsh for ME region update. 
      (6) Reset system while the procedure is success. 

I have several questions which I haven’t been able to find the results for:

  1. There are many versions of the BIOS provided in the folder. Do I need to update them sequentially or can I jump straight to the latest BIOS version?

  2. There is a web BMC that I can go into via the BMC IP that has a section that allows BIOS updates. It accepts .BIN files. Can I use this to upload the .BIN file in the package? The first line of the package instructions scares me.

  3. If using the web BMC is not a good idea, do I need a special EFI boot disk or can I use the built in UEFI shell?

  4. The BIOS instructions says that a higher BMC version is required. Do I update the BIOS first or the BMC? Can I upgrade the BMC all the way to the latest (2020 version) while leaving BIOS on the 2015 version before starting on the BIOS update?

In case anyone is interested, the packages are available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bCkEldzh99GIQRQP_Z7vwIOyu6r1lFH2?usp=sharing

Thanks!

linux – Instalación de Debian en un equipo con BIOS EFI

hace poco compre un equipo de escritorio nuevo con procesador i9, tarjeta madre strix 6460-h-gaming, como una PC moderna tiene una Bios UEFI, el problema es que al momento de instalar Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint o Kubuntu no reconoce el disco duro (SSD) pero cuando instalo Manjaro o Kali si reconoce el disco duro y la instalación se realiza de forma normal, no se si es alguna configuración que se tiene que hacer en el Bios o es algo con las ISOs de las distribuciones que mencione, a mi me parece lo segundo. por favor si alguien tiene una idea de que seria el problema y pueda brindar su ayuda, gracias.

BIOS supervisor password

My laptop is acer aspire e5
I set bios supervisor password and forgot. I tried various methods like biospw code entering thing but after accessing BIOS all options are grey. I took out CMOS battery for an hour but that didn’t work too. I have ubuntu 20.10. one more method I saw was jumper shorting but I couldn’t find any jumper
Please suggest a way to change boot priority and access bios
Please 🥺

bios – Restricting what hard drive can be used with a given machine

I have a machine running CentOS 7 with a removable hard drive. I want to restrict what hard drive can be used with the machine i.e. the machine can only be used with one disk and nothing else.

I’ve been looking in to UEFI secure boot. Can UEFI secure boot be used in this way? My research is inconclusive. I may be able to sign the bootloader, kernel and applications, but is there a more wholistic approach of signing a disk?

If it is in fact possible, can you please provide details. If not, is there an alternative way to achieve this?

Is /boot/grub/grub.cfg used to edit boot options? I would like to remove 2 non-existing ubuntu options in the BIOS

I had Ubuntu installed and deleted but the option to boot into it is still there in the BIOS. How can I remove that? (using Ubuntu from a flash drive/"try Ubuntu")