[Linux-PowerEdge] uefi boot order changing

R S rene.shuster at bcsemail.org
Fri Mar 16 11:15:07 CDT 2018


Need that shirt. iPXE FTW.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:58 AM, James Bulger <James.Bulger.3 at nd.edu>
wrote:

> Guys,
> Sorry for my responses. I have been emailing non-stop on another issue
> with another vendor and when I received this, I mistakenly thought it was
> part of that thread.
> Again, sorry for the heated responses.
>
> 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 11:54 AM, James Bulger <James.Bulger.3 at nd.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> 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:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Dell - Internal Use - Confidential *
>>>
>>> Hi James,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mark
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *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>
>>>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] uefi boot order changing
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>
>>> James M. Bulger
>>>
>>> Data Center Tech
>>>
>>> Center for Research Computing
>>>
>>> 506 W. South St.
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:25 AM, <Elie.Jreij at dell.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of S1, Vivek
>>> 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
>>>
>>> Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
>>>
>>> Hello stijn,
>>>
>>> Would it be possible to share the boot manager screen with current list
>>> items in it for understanding more.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Vivek
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 2
>>> 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
>>> Message-ID: <4bd27fd3-7327-7c13-e61d-30868630c6dc at ugent.be>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> 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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