System unable to boot from ODD or USB media - IBM System x3100 M4, x3250 M4
RETAIN tip: H205406
The system is unable to boot from optical disk drive (ODD) or Universal Serial Bus (USB) media, stopping on the screen with a blinking cursor in the top-left corner.
This symptom occurs following these steps:
The system may be any of the following IBM servers:
This tip is not software specific.
This tip is not option specific.
The following system BIOS or UEFI level(s) are affected:
This behavior was corrected in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware.
The file is or will be available by selecting the appropriate Product group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:
Remove and reconnect the AC power cord.
The root cause of this symptom is a status bit related to legacy USB device that does not get cleared when the system is powered on or off.
Applicable countries and regions
Document id: MIGR-5089836