A question for old timers... Do you remember the SAS3081E-R? Boot drive selection...

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Working with an ancient SAS-1 HBA card (SAS3081E-R) based on LSISAS1068E chipset. How do you select the boot drive on this controller?

The usual Alt-B and Alt-A does not seem to work in the LSI ROM utility on this version. Even though the Broadcom manual here:


On page 9-36, section 9.4.10 seems to indicate that "Alt-B" should work to select the boot drive. ?????
 

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I take it its a HBA ? (Been so long)
If so flash a BIOS to it, without bootable BIOS, ALT-B or A won't show
Do you mean the LSI BIOS ROM when you say "flash a BIOS to it"? If so, it is already done and I can enter the LSI BIOS ROM utility with "Ctrl-C" during POST. However, "Alt-B" does absolutely nothing, or at least there's no indicator that something changed like described in the doc linked above.

Yes, SAS3081E-R is HBA with the IT mode firmware.