11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2017 10:19 PM by Intel Corporation

    S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot

    Ithink

      Hi,

      I have difficulties with EFI Boot.

      Long story short:

      Having BIOS revision R0064 I'm trying to boot OS V 10.11 El Capitan.

      The process is trail/error, so I need an easy way to change the BIOS Boot mode between MBR/EFI.

      It is because I'm not sure I have proper disk for EFI boot, although I've got an OS X 10.11 installed on the machine and it doesn't boot in MBR mode, but if I set EFI Optimized Boot and try to boot my installation I don't have an success. The error code is 0xD6 - Trying boot selection.

      The worst thing is I don't have an access to the BIOS Set Up at all so, I have to recover or update the BIOS to get the system working.

       

      Any ideas?

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Spas,
           
                      Regarding your question, “to install MAC OS X 10.11 – El Captain, using EFI BIOS Boot“.  First, according to our record this is system has limit information, because is End Of Life.  Also, this system was test for windows and Linux OS (Download Page).
          For BIOS information and information on the system, you can download the Technical Product Specification:

          • BIOS Utility
               
            • Page 72
            •  
            •  
          • Clear BIOS
               
            • jumper (J1E6)
            •  
            • Page 119
            •  
            • Page 118 - Motherboard layout
           
          Also, are you getting any error message when trying to install the OS or run the OS. 
           
          If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

          Best regards,
                        
          Henry A.
          • 2. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello Spas,
             
                        Regarding your question, “to install MAC OS X 10.11 – El Captain, using EFI BIOS Boot“.  First, according to our record this is system has limit information, because is End Of Life.  Also, this system was test for windows and Linux OS (Download Page).
            For BIOS information and information on the system, you can download the Technical Product Specification:

            • BIOS Utility
                 
              • Page 72
              •  
              • <F2>
            • Clear BIOS
                 
              • jumper (J1E6)
              •  
              • Page 119
              •  
              • Page 118 - Motherboard layout
             
            Also, are you getting any error message when trying to install the OS or run the OS. 
             
            If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

            Best regards,
                          
            Henry A.
            • 3. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
              Ithink

              Thank you for answering me.

              • BIOS Utility

                        My problem was EFI Optimized Boot

                        As usual not knowing enough, I've made a wrong assumption about it. Once set I couldn't change it using the BIOS Setup Utility.

                        BIOS simply doesn't allow access to the BIOS Setup Utility in EFI Optimized Boot mode. But updating it using startup.nsh batch file is almost convenient way to reset it.

               

                        I've generated an installer which, unfortunately, installs a MAC OS - it boots on Mac machine but the installation doesn't boot I my classic BIOS setup.

                             No errors, nothing. Simply no boot.

                        The good news is BIOS rev.64 offers possibility to define an EFI boot.

                        The bad news - I still don't know how to determine the necessary parameters so, any help is highly appreciated.

               

              • OS X El Captain has been released on September 30, 2015 and the Board S5520HC Firmware Update (BIOS 64) - on May 24, 2014. So, I think there are good chances for it to work on S5520HC board.

                      If it does there is a way up.

               

              • 4. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello Spas,
                 
                            Thank you for the information.  But checking further this OS was not validated for this system board.  Windows and Linux have been installed with the proper RAID controller drivers.  You can find this information on the White Paper for the motherboard.
                 
                If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

                Best regards,
                              
                Henry A.

                • 5. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                  SpasV

                  Thank you for showing me the White Paper GUID Partition Table (GPT)

                  "How to install an Operating System (OS) using the GUID Disk Partition Table (GPT) on an Intel® Hardware RAID (HWR) Array under uEFI environment."

                   

                  Unfortunately, I cannot resolve my problem with BIOS doesn't work with “EFI Optimized Boot” set.

                  My (AMI) BIOS version is 0064 now. I have Intel® Integrated Server RAID Module AXX4SASMOD configured as IT/IR RAID, no disks connected (I'm just trying).

                   

                  BIOS doesn't work when "EFI Optimized Boot” is set.

                  The simple test I've done:

                  Static Boot Ordering:

                  Internal EFI Shell

                  someting else

                   

                  brings the BIOS to its SHEL when  "EFI Optimized Boot” is NOT set and nothing happens and nothing can be done when set.

                  (In the last case I have to "clear CMOS" to get the BIOS back.)

                   

                  So, is this a bug with version 0064 or I'm missing something in my configuration.

                  It would be helpful for me if I knew a BIOS version working with “EFI Optimized Boot” set.

                  (Of course, I could find one if there were a bug with 0064 provided my configuration is flawless.

                  Otherwise there would be double error in my setup.)

                   

                  Thanks

                  • 6. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                    Intel Corporation
                    This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                    Hello Spas,
                     
                                Thank you for the information.  I will pass on the information, but been End Of Life, is going to be limit information that engineering will have for this model.  But I will pass on the information and see what we can find.  Also you can try downgrading the BIOS to the previous version.
                     
                    If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

                    Best regards,
                                  
                    Henry A.

                    • 7. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                      Intel Corporation
                      This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                      Hello Spas,
                       
                                  Thank you for your patience.  I’ve pass on the information, but been End Of Life, is going to be limit information that engineering will have for this model.  Also you can try downgrading the BIOS to the previous version.
                       
                      If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

                      Best regards,
                                    
                      Henry A.

                      • 8. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                        Intel Corporation
                        This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                        Hello Spas,
                         
                                    Thank you for your patience.  I’ve pass on the information, but been End Of Life, is going to be limit information that engineering will have for this model.  Also you can try downgrading the BIOS to the previous version.
                         
                        If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

                        Best regards,
                                      
                        Henry A.

                        • 9. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                          Intel Corporation
                          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                          Hello Spas,
                           
                                      Thank you for your patience.  I’ve pass on the information, but been End Of Life, is going to be limit information that engineering will have for this model.  Also you can try downgrading the BIOS to the previous version.  Is there anything else I can help you with.
                           
                          If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

                          Best regards,
                                        
                          Henry A.

                          • 10. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                            SpasV

                            I've started this conversation with the idea I need some help with EFI boot so as to load OS X 10.11 El Capitan on a machine with

                            Intel® Server-Mainboard S5520HC

                            I've got this!

                            BIOS support EFI boot from its SATA drives, not only trough RAID controller.

                            It doesn't need EFI Optimized Boot for my purpose.

                             

                            I'm not using the board in a server installation but in PC.

                            Of course, I have more work to do but my first impression is very good.

                             

                            Thanks for your attention.

                            Respectfully

                            • 11. Re: S5520HC EFI Optimized Boot
                              Intel Corporation
                              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                              Hello Spas,
                               
                                          I understand your situation, and I wish there is something else.  But your request for a none traditional operating system is hard to find related information.  Not even on the newer model something like that has been try.
                               
                              If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

                              Best regards,
                                            
                              Henry A.