[ipxe-devel] Option ROM experience on a various mobos and NICs adapters

Vasiliy Tolstov v.tolstov at selfip.ru
Thu May 22 07:30:00 BST 2014


2014-05-22 10:18 GMT+04:00 Anton D. Kachalov <mouse at yandex-team.ru>:
> You should use MMTool for APTIO:
>
>    http://www.ami.com/support/doc/AMI_Aptio_MMTool_Dsheet_PUB_2012-03-06.pdf
>
> To flash BIOS image under Linux you might use this tool:
>
>
> http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkservers/tshbos09sr14.tgz
>
> To run afulnx_26_64 you need gcc, make and kernel headers (kernel module
> builds on the fly).
>
> You have two options to obtain BIOS:
>
>    1. dump your BIOS (3.0 is a current version on Supermicro support site)
>    2. download BIOS from Supermicro site for the specific motherboard
> modification (X9DRT-F, X9DRT-HF…). Thus, you may find out proper flags for
> flashing in bat-file.
>
> Provided AFULNX doesn't compatible with AFUDOS by options. I use "/P /B /N
> /R /K /L /ME" to complete BIOS update. You may want to remove "/B" option
> for safer update if BIOS has the same version.
> Anyway, I strongly suggests to use AFUDOS, because Linux version might
> stuck. There is a chance to brick your server. We have lost one-two from
> 100.


Thanks ! This is very useful info. Is that possible that
supermicro/intel provide native ipxe firmware to it ethernet cards?
I'm try to contact supermicro team and they does not respond =(.
P.S. I'm understand that yandex is not supermicro, but may be you have
some more info...

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