How To Configure Dell Server BIOS boot from USB

How To Configure Dell Server BIOS boot from USB?

PowerEdge 2850

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By Planet Malaysia on February 23, 2007 · Posted in How's To, Tips

8 Comments | Post Comment

zuki says:

How about other PE model?

Posted on February 23rd, 2007

Planet Malaysia says:

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

Posted on February 24th, 2007

dan says:

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.

Posted on March 19th, 2008

adrian says:

Exactly what I was looking for.


Posted on June 30th, 2009

David Turner says:

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

Posted on October 16th, 2009

lebisol says:

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.

Posted on October 10th, 2010

Pallavi says:

Yes it worked fine for me thanks for the detailed screenshots

Posted on May 31st, 2011

Installing Server 2008 R2 on a PowerEdge 2850 | Constantine's thoughts says:

[...] Ensure the BIOS is setup correctly to boot to USB. [...]

Posted on June 27th, 2012