BIOS Recovery Process - IBM System x3100 M3



Change history

Version 1.15 - BuildID: J2E115A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: System halt on when excute bcuwin.exe -l in UEFI mode system.s
- Fixed: It can not be flashed 14A BIOS in SLES11 and RHEL5.4 OS.
- Fixed: iBMC-Set System Boot Options Failed.
- Fixed: BIOS reference help information show error with 113A BIOS.

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Version 1.14 - BuildID: J2E114A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: No type 15 option in SMBIOS.
- Fixed: System hang up and debug show '16' when clear memory MBE LOG.
- Fixed: The PCIE Error LED can't light when run PCIE BestCard command expr_mess_fatal and expr_mess_nonfatal.
- Fixed: Duplicate items name in BIOS cause some itmes cannot be set by BCU.
- Fixed: Change setting of some items with BCU but the value cannot take effect.
- Fixed: There will have duplicate boot priority items when use BCU tool to change boot order.
- Fixed: Use option g cannot show current value of the serial port I/O and IRQ.
- Fixed: BIOS reference help information show error with 113A BIOS.
- Fixed: BIOS flash package readme information show error with J2E1113A package.
- Fixed: The dump file have two Console Redirection item when BCU use option d.
- Fixed: RHEL5.4 x64 cannot boot into graphical mode.
- Update RAID option ROM to Ver:9.5.0.1037 for RAID5 and RAID10.

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Version 1.13 - BuildID: J2E113A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Windows 2008 SP2 S4 Failed(HDD detect issue).
- Fixed: FW version shows abnormally in BIOS.
- Fixed: UEFI ODD mode can't be found in UEI Boot Drive BBS Priorities when connected 5 usb-hdd to USB port.
- Fixed: System hang up and debug show '16' when inject memory MBE.
- Fixed: No smbios log when system trigger some error.
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard Command "expr_mess_nonfatal, expr_mess_fatal" get SERR#Error
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard Command "expr_poison,expc_poison" get PERR#Error.
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard run uncorrectable Command get nonfatal error and fatal error
- Fixed: UEFI ODD mode can't be found in UEI Boot Drive BBS Priorities when connected 5 usb-hdd to USB port
- Fixed: Enter into OS fail when flash option 3,4
- Fixed: SMBIOS Type 4-information incorrect.
- Fixed: Needing manually change "windows boot manager" as first device to boot Windows2008 EE R2 X64(uEFI)
- Fixed: Enter into Windows OS fail when plug a net card in PCI slot card
- Fixed: Install Suse 11 and Redhat 5.4 fail undering J2E112A
- Fixed: BIOS logged incorrect event data for Bestcard tests
Enhancements:
- Update Lynnfield MRC to 1.3,Clarkdale MRC to 1.2
- Modify setup strings to be understanded easier.
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Version 1.12 - BuildID: J2E112A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: No floppy boot option in boot sequence.
- Fixed: System Can't be wake up by lan in Win2008_EE_R2_X64 and Win2008_EE_SP2_X64 from S4.
- Fixed: Warmboot test fail in SLES11_X64 Xen,SLES10-X64 Xen and RHEL 5.4 X64.
- Fixed: Warmboot test fail in SLES11_X64 Xen and SLES10-X64 Xen.
- Fixed: S4 wake up fail by power button.
- Fixed: No smbios log when system trigger some error.
- Fixed: Enter into OS fail when flash option 1,2.
- Fixed: BIOS reference help information show error with 110A BIOS.
- Fixed: Clean CMOS will cause boot group lost in BIOS setup menu.
- Fixed: System hang up and debug show '16' when inject memory MBE.(Disable DIMM by channel)
- Fixed: There are two unsupported FDD item in BIOS.
- Fixed: System hang up when running 2k8 uEFI warmboot.
- Fixed: System hang up at entering OS when running warmboot.
- Fixed: Signed PS2 keyboard/mouse Check test failed.
- Fixed: ASU option "R" under Windows & Linux results system hang.
- Fixed: ASU option -L no function.
- Used 82574L EFI driver provided by INTEL.

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Version 1.11 - BuildID: J2E111A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: The state of the Numlock unsteady.
- Fixed: system information error in SLES11_X64 and RHEL5.4_X64.
- Fixed: Signed Driver Check test failed.
- Fixed: Some characters will be changed in Suse 11.
- Fixed: ibm_fw_uefi_J2e108a_linux_64.txt have some useless information when it open with notepad.
- Fixed: Can not install OS(Win2008_EE_X64) normally with UEFI mode.
- Fixed: S4 return fail(devices disappeared).
- Erased black point which located on left-top corner of logo.
- Allow the disabled DIMM socket to be used when CMOS battery removed or SEL cleard.
- When DIMM0 on CHA or CHB is disabled, the whole channel will be disabled.
Enhancements:
- Modify the Project version and BIOS version shown in the setup menu.
- Add the ASU support for UEFI OS.

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Version 1.10 - BuildID: J2E110A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Press F1 and F12 fail at the first log screen.
- Fixed: Some SATA-ports can't detect HDD
- Fixed: Can't identify HDD and ODD in BIOS boot option.
- Fixed: Boot management in bios doesn't stable.
- Fixed: BIOS usability issues.
- Fixed: Enter OS fail if windows boot manager exist in boot option.
- Fixed: Enter into BIOS fail when pressing F1 or F12 button one time at the second log screen.
- Fixed: The bad DIMM can not disable while system plug bugged memo.
- Fixed: The response time too long if unconnect the serial port cable.
- Fixed: S4 wake up fail by power button.
- Fixed: S4 Can't wake up system by lan in Win2008_EE_R2_X64.

Enhancements:
- Display the BMC version in the setup menu.
- Prompt entering setup after F1 pressed.
- Make the boot order fixed.

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Version 1.09 - BuildID: J2E109A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: The response time too long if unconnected the serial port cable.
- Fixed: Boot management in bios doesn't stable.
- Fixed: Can't identify HDD and ODD in BIOS boot option.
- Fixed: Enter OS fail if windows boot manager exist in boot option.
- Fixed: BIOS usability issues. (SEL section)
- Fixed: The bad DIMM can not disable while system plug bugged memory.
- Fixed: S4 wake up fail by power button.

Enhancements:
- Update microcode for Clarkdale C2 CPU.

Limitations:
- Not suggest to use this version.

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Version 1.08 - BuildID: J2E108A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: System cannot enter Yeager card utility and cannot make RAID.
- Fixed: System will hang up and date and time will reset to default while run PC-Doctor RTC Test.
- Fixed: The value of Processor stepping in BIOS is different with reading by CPUZ.
- Fixed: System stay at LAN OPROM screen when connect through hyper-terminal.
- Fixed: System hang up at POST screen when Change the " terminal resolution "value to 100*31.
- Fixed: Sensor Number 0x83 in BIOS mismatch with BIOS SPEC.
- Fixed: Install uEFI OS Failed under legacy PXE ROM.
- Fixed: SMBIOS type 10 "type" item show "0x0A SAS Controller".
- Fixed: The NumLock LED state is light when the value is off. (Hide this item according other project)
- Fixed: SMBIOS type 8 "port type" item show "0xFF Other".
- Fixed: SMBIOS type 7 "Maximum Cache Size" item show "0x0020 32KB".
- Fixed: SMBIOS type 3 "Enclosure type" item show "0x03 desktop".
- Fixed: SMBIOS type 17 "Bank Locator" item show "NODE 0 CHANNEL 0 DIMM 0".
- Fixed: Wrong flash parameter in files( ibm_fw_uefi_J2e107a_linux-64.txt).
- Fixed: SMBIOS type 16 "Memory Error Correction" item show "0x05 Single bit ECC" and "Max Capacity" show "0x00800000,8GB".
- Fixed: Some value of BIOS item show Enable and Disable,but some value of BIOS item show Enabled and Disabled.
- Fixed: The phenomenon of item "SEL Component" is mismatch with the help text. (Function is OK, but hide this item to avoid user confused).
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get data compare error on slot1 and slot2.
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get write/read compare error on slot1 and slot2.
- Fixed: EMS item no function. (EMS function is OK, but hide this item to avoid user confused).
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get cpu compare error on slot3.

Enhancements:
- Add uEFI PXE support.

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Version 1.07 - BuildID: J2E107A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Best_card find PCI-e slot 1 and PCI-e slot 2 speed can't reach to 5G.
- Fixed: Can not install OS(Win2008_EE_X64) normally with UEFI mode.
- Fixed: BMC "Disable" function failed while in BIOS set BMC Support to Disable.(Don¡¯t support)
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Version 1.06 - BuildID: J2E106A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: System hung up when Run WHEAHCT logo.
- Fixed: BIOS recovery fail when memery size more than 3G.
- Fixed: SOL function fail
- Fixed: System show blue screen when Run Common Scenario Stress With IO.
- Fixed: BMC IP address field can input any character in BIOS setup.
- Fixed: Boot option mismatch with BIOS SPEC when BIOS start for the first time
- Fixed: POST CODE-01030003 no function.
- Fixed: performance-NIC can not transfer in full rate.
- Fixed: system hang once slot 2 enabled on Clarkdale C2 CPU.

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Version 1.05 - BuildID: J2E105A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Password can't be clean by CLN CMOS.
- Fixed: Select hidden item in BIOS cause System hang up.
- Fixed: System hang up in BIOS when cursor disappear in View system event log.
- Fixed: Many trashy information in Hyper-Terminal of client with serial redirection.
- Fixed: Set LAN configuration by command , the configuration not take effect in bios (Add BMC IP infor in BIOS).
- Fixed: BMC MAC address cannot take effect in BIOS setup (MAC infor is read-only).
- Fixed: System hang up sometimes after change "console redirection" value to enable.
- Fixed: System event logs are unstable.
- Fixed: Can not enter windows system when disable EHCI hand off item(Hide this item, it is for debug).
- Fixed: Setup menu item "fast boot" no function (The function is OK, but hide it to avoid confuse)
- Fixed: S4 wake up from onboard LAN in Win2008_EE_R2_X64(Update ME firmware)
- Fixed: S4 can't wake up by power button on win2008 EE R2 X64 (EFI) and (Legacy)(Update ME firmware)
- Fixed: PCI BestCard "-m_perr" get PERR
- Fixed: PCI BestCard Command "-t_abort" get CPU compare error
- Fixed: PCI BestCard Command "-t_retry" get system hang
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get cpu compare error on slot3
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get data compare error on slot 3
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get Protocol error on slot3
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard test no blue screen and error message while system occur PCIE best card Uncorrectable error
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard test with PCI-E slot no error message in BIOS event LOG
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard test with PCI-E slot will blue screen and restart in windows_2008_R2_EE_X64(uEFI)
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard test with PCI-E slot1 or slot2 will hang in windows_2008_R2_EE_X64(Legacy)
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard test with PCI-E slot1 or slot2 show different error status by use "expc_disp" command
- Fixed: NO iBMC SEL while system occur PCIE best card Uncorrectable or correctable error
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard test with PCI-E GEN 2 slot1 and slot2 no blue screen and error message
- Fixed: PCIE BestCard get cpu compare error on PCIE slot1 and slot2
- Fixed: PCI BestCard "-m_wdpar64" get no error message
- Fixed: PCI BestCard command "-m_apar" get Protocol error
- Fixed: OS have not WHEA error log while system occur PCIE best card Uncorrectable error
- Fixed: The help information "Select an optimal settings for super IO device" in 103A BIOS mismatch with BIOS SPEC v1.0
- Fixed: BIOS reference help information show error with 103A BIOS
Enhancements:
- Update ME firmware from Ver:6.0.0.1126 to Ver:6.0.20.1185
- Update Lynnfield MRC from version1.10 to 1.20.
- Add error handle support for Dale's processor.

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Version 1.04 - BuildID: J2E104A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: The item of "Built-in EFI shell" Sometimes show "UEFI: Built-in efi shell" in BIOS.
- Fixed: "sofeware Xon/Xoff" have no function.(Don¡¯t support this function, and remove it from BIOS)
- Fixed: Description of Event Logs unclear (Add the event log description of memory change and SMART fail.)
- Fixed: Run MPX LAN test the system will hang up when test LAN about 10 hours.
- Fixed: Help information for "PCI-Express port 1" not be clearly defined(Hide the item to avoid user confused).
- Fixed: UHCI Controller 1 function error(Hide the item to avoid user confused).
- Fixed: System hang up at LOG screen when UHCI Controller 3 value is disabled(Hide the item to avoid user confused).
- Fixed: There is no item for iBMC event log in BIOS(Hide the item to avoid user confused).
- Fixed: Checkpoint will display"CP:B4" when insert USB device in BIOS.
- Fixed: BMC using dynamic IP cannot take effect in BIOS setup.
- Fixed: Motherboard DIMM Silk screen mismatch with HW Spec.
- Fixed: Motherboard DIMM Silk screen mismatch with BIOS Spec.
- Fixed: The SMBIOS type information doesn't match with SPEC.
- Fixed: POST Error Message "description" in BIOS SMBIOS Event Log mismatch with POST.

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Version 1.03 - BuildID: J2E103A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Once do any lan test, network adapters lost in device management.
- Fixed: S4 and S5 can not be waked up by COM port modem on SLES 11 for AMD64/EM64T XEN(legacy).
- Fixed: S4 and S5 can not be waked up by COM port modem on RHEL 5.4 X64(legacy).
- Fixed: NMI button no function in windows and linux system.
- Fixed: System recognise the "sda" as "hda" at some ports in RedHat 5.4 64bit.
- Fixed: System cannot find yeager card when yeager card is inserted on PCIE slot1 or slot3 with Lynnfield CPU.
- Fixed: Onboard LAN 82574L stress test fail.

Enhancements:
- Update SB PCIE error handle
- Adjust the USB register value for SIV eye diagram testing.
- Add BIOS version in the setup menu

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Version 1.02 - BuildID: J2E102A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Best pcix Can't find PCI-E BestCard with clarkdale CPU on slot1 and slot2 in OS.
- Fixed: The FRB-2 timer policy default value is reset and if you do not use system, the system will restart.
- Fixed: CPU Xeon X3430 2.4GHz in BIOS "process speed" value show 2394MHZ.
- Fixed: CPU pentium G6950 2.80GHz in BIOS "process speed" value show 2793MHZ,and in windows 2008 device manager show 000@2.8GHZ.
- Fixed: CPU Core i3-540 3.06GHz in BIOS "process speed" value show 3059MHZ,and in windows 2008 device manager show 000@3.07GHZ.
- Fixed: BIOS spec 1.6 have 7 features for processor in page 9,but only have three features in table 3.8 and Figure 3.5.
- Fixed: System halt when yeager Card is inserted on PCIE slot1 or slot2.
- Fixed: S5 can't be waken up by PCIE/PCI slots successfully in Windows 2008 64bit.
- Fixed: The memory start port number in BIOS mismatch with silk screen.
- Fixed: Current BIOS package no recovery BIOS document.
- Fixed: Can not install Legacy mode OS with AHCI mode.
- Fixed: Can not install Legacy mode OS with raid mode.
- Fixed: System can not be waked up by PCI LAN card.
- Fixed: S1 mode can't be waken up by power button and onboard LAN in SLES11 X64.

Enhancements:
- Update NB PCIE error handle
- Set the Reset NVRAM default as disabled in the recovery mode.
- Remove the unnecessary USB port in the setup menu.

Limitations:

Version 1.01 - BuildID: J2E101A
Problem(s) Fixed:
- Fixed: Current platform don't support clarkdale series CPU.
- Fixed: Enable PXE function in BIOS setup cause system halt.
- Fixed: Clear CMOS jumper no function.
- Fixed: CMOS battery no function
- Fixed: Current BIOS package no afudos readme document.
- Fixed: Restore AC Power Loss power on option no function.
- Fixed: Onboard lan led can not blink.
- Fixed: S1 can't be waked up by power button successfully in Windows 2008 64bit.
- Fixed: S1 mode can't be waken up by power button and onboard LAN in SLES11_X64.
- Fixed: S1 auto wakeup in SLES11_X64.
- Implement clear password feature.
- Fixed: System enter S5 fail under Windows.

Enhancements:
- Updated Intel(R) Clarkdale Processor C2 Stepping CPU Signature 20652 CPU u-code.

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Last modified:  2010-03-18
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