How To Configure Dell Server BIOS boot from USB

Posted by Planet Malaysia on February 23, 2007

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How To Configure Dell Server BIOS boot from USB?

PowerEdge 2850

  • Enter System Setup during server startup
  • In the Integrated Devices menu, select “USB Controller” and set to “On with BIOS Support
  • PE2850

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  • On the “Select Hard Disk Sequence” menu option, move the USB Flash drive to the top of the list
  • PE2850

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  • Reboot the server


PowerEdge 2950

  • Enter System Setup during server startup
  • In the Integrated Devices menu, select “User Accessible USB Ports” and set to “All Ports On
  • PE2950

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  • On the “Select Hard Disk Sequence” menu option, move the USB Flash drive to the top of the list
  • If you have USB Flash drive connected to the server, under “USB Flash Drive Emulation Type” menu option, you must see USB drive set to “Auto
  • PE2950

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  • Reboot the server

PowerEdge 6850

  • Enter System Setup during server startup
  • In the Integrated Devices menu, select “USB Controller” and set to “On with BIOS Support
  • PE6850

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  • On the “Select Hard Disk Sequence” menu option, move the USB Flash drive to the top of the list
  • PE6850

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  • Reboot the server

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Comments

8 Responses to “How To Configure Dell Server BIOS boot from USB”

  1. zuki on February 23rd, 2007 12:26 pm

    How about other PE model?

  2. Planet Malaysia on February 24th, 2007 1:00 am

    Sorry, we do not have other screen shot so far. But I guess should be similar.

  3. dan on March 19th, 2008 11:24 am

    nope. i have pe 2850, got a USB DVD external and your steps don’t work. I change USB controller to “on with bios support” but it doesn’t show up. might work for a USB flash drive, not DVD though. back to google.

  4. adrian on June 30th, 2009 9:31 pm

    Exactly what I was looking for.

    THanks

  5. David Turner on October 16th, 2009 3:39 am

    For those that cannot get this to work, with some of the servers only the front USB interfaces will work for booting.

  6. lebisol on October 10th, 2010 10:01 am

    Is the opposite possible that only back usb would work? I have PE 1850 and no love at all on boot; I have tried emulation as hard disk, floppy and auto and nothing….
    Now I am wondering if getting a USB DVD drive would even change anything.
    Thanks!

  7. Pallavi on May 31st, 2011 8:07 pm

    Yes it worked fine for me thanks for the detailed screenshots

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