booting 370DLE *without* video?
Michael T. Prinkey
mprinkey at aeolusresearch.com
Mon Apr 2 13:51:38 EDT 2001
I assembled several systems using the 370DLE sometime ago. The only
solution was to downgrade to some 1.1 BIOS release that I found on their
ftp server. Eventually, I ended up putting a PCI video card in each of
the systems to avoid the BIOS downgrade and reintroducing whatever bugs
the newer BIOS had fixed.
Aeolus Research, Inc.
Bill Comisky wrote:
> I'm putting together a cluster using the Supermicro SUPER 370DLE (no
> integrated video) motherboard. The machines will boots OK with a video
> card in one of the PCI slots. Without the card they won't boot. In the
> BIOS I have set the following settings, to no avail:
> Primary Display: Absent
> Wait for F1 if Error: Disabled
> This is a diskless system that boots from a floppy and then mounts
> filesystems over the network. Without the video card, the system never
> accesses the floppy drive. There are no beep codes from the motherboard,
> though the manual lists 8 beeps if the video adapter is missing (non-fatal
> error, should keep booting).
> Anyone booted this motherboard without a video card? If so what BIOS
> settings were required? What BIOS version?
> Bill Comisky
> bcomisky at pobox.com
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