Figured it's probably best to have a dedicated thread. Pretty self explanatory, a guide to flash IT mode firmware to the H310, H710, and H810 PERC mini & full size (all variants): Introduction - Fohdeesha Docs
are you sure you actually have a D1? it's starting to sound like you ran the D1 script on the B0, can you pull the card out and take a picture of the sticker on the back? Having to type up boot options just to get freedos to boot should have been the first warning something wasn't right, that shouldn't be necessary. Can you boot by mounting the ISO via idrac, or use rufus, to rule out unetbootin? Did you not see any errors when originally running the D1 script in freedos?Following up from the other thread, trying again, and I can't boot into the FreeDOS USB anymore... It just stops with a blinking cursor after I select the boot drive. I was able to boot into FreeDOS yesterday (though I had a com32 error and had to bypass it by pressing tab and then typing in a boot option - I burned the USB with unetbootin). Any ideas?
Also the RAID card is no longer appearing in device settings in the BIOS, but I guess that's expected?
Thanks again for your help. After unplugging the battery (which I did then leave in) and starting over it worked outIt's looking like the kernel panic on first boot (even with a power reset to the server) is due to the onboard raid battery keeping invalid data in the card's RAM (leftover from the dell megaraid software). It's been bad enough in a couple cases it stopped users from being able to flash. Removing the battery fixed all cases. Will be adding a note to the guide to remove the battery completely as IT mode does not use it anyway
The sbr needs to be overwritten by megarec in freedos, which is exactly what the freedos script the guide tells you to run first does (as well as cleans the flash)Hi there I'm new here...
Was just looking into flashing a H710P MM, but D1-H710 script found in the Linux ISO is seemingly missing overwriting the sbr. Is that step not really necessary?
Been waiting for this work for quite some time.
Thank you very, very much!
Whoops! Somehow, I missed that part. Worked like a charm. Thanks dude ;-)The sbr needs to be overwritten by megarec in freedos, which is exactly what the freedos script the guide tells you to run first does (as well as cleans the flash)
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