[Linux-PowerEdge] uefi boot order changing

James Bulger James.Bulger.3 at nd.edu
Fri Mar 16 10:54:00 CDT 2018


How do you propose I do that? And, you didn't answer my question.

James M. Bulger
Data Center Tech
Center for Research Computing
506 W. South St.
South Bend, In. 46601
574-631-7252

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:52 AM, <Mark.Shutt at dell.com> wrote:

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> Hi James,
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> Is it possible to get clarification on the steps that exhibited this
> behavior where the boot sequence changed from PXE,Disk to Disk, PXE?  Did
> it happen after installing (or reinstalling) an OS?
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> Thanks,
> Mark
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> *From:* James Bulger [mailto:James.Bulger.3 at nd.edu]
> *Sent:* Friday, March 16, 2018 10:45 AM
> *To:* Jreij, Elie <Elie_Jreij at Dell.com>
> *Cc:* S1, Vivek <Vivek_S1 at DELL.com>; linux-poweredge-Lists <
> linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com>; Shutt, Mark <Mark_Shutt at Dell.com>;
> Liu, Wei <Wei_G_Liu at Dell.com>
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> *Subject:* Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] uefi boot order changing
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> Is there a way to check these things from the iLO? It is the only access I
> have right now. Also, When the machine was configured, we always set pxe as
> first boot device, so no, the OS is not set as first. The entire new
> cluster, all 150 or so machines, were shipped with a single hard drive, as
> I'm sure the machine specs will confirm. So, I'm not sure if there is a
> RAID controller or not, but it would be a waste with 1 hdd. Do the machine
> specs say there is a RAID controller?
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> James M. Bulger
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> Data Center Tech
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> Center for Research Computing
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> 506 W. South St.
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> South Bend, In. 46601
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> On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:25 AM, <Elie.Jreij at dell.com> wrote:
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> Hi stijn,
> According to our BIOS experts, per industry spec, the OS installer puts
> the newly created OS entry at the top. Can you confirm that you installed
> the OS on the disk that became the first boot device? Also are you using a
> RAID controller?
> Thanks,
> Elie
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> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2018 4:29 AM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists <linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com>
> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] uefi boot order changing
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> Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
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> Hello stijn,
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> Would it be possible to share the boot manager screen with current list
> items in it for understanding more.
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> Thanks
> Vivek
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> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:52:24 +0100
> From: Stijn De Weirdt <stijn.deweirdt at ugent.be>
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] uefi boot order changing
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> hi all,
>
> we see an issue with the boot order in uefi (now in idrac9 on m640, but we
> also had this on our m630): it's changing for no real obvious reason, and
> doing the wrong thing in the end.
>
> the problem is that we want to do pxe boot first, then disk boot.
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> however, under certain circumstances, the order changes. in particular,
> when we reinstall a node, it flips to disk-pxe. we think that it is because
> the disks gets reinstalled, and uefi sees the new boot disk, and decides
> that since the old boot disk is no more, it falls back to some default
> order.
>
> however, the right thing to do would be to keep the order the same as much
> as possible, in particular, the pxe boot should always be kept first.
>
> is anyone experiencing similar issues? or knows the correct reason why we
> are seeing this? or has some tips how to fix this?
>
> many thanks,
>
> stijn
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