NVMe boot with SuperMicro X9DA7 & X9DRi-F

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nkintzel

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Only thing I can think of is bifurcation on the card.
I'm on Slot six with my card - it's the first x16 slot - Bifurication is set to 4x4x4x4 but i've tried without bifurication as well. I even moved the m.2 to another slot on the card to test.
 

eholyst

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The other thing you can try just as a verification. You can open the modded bios up and verify the nvme driver is inserted/saved into it. That is if you have the original file you used to flash available. Not implying you did it wrong I just know I myself had forgotten atleast once to hit insert after loading the module.
 

eholyst

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It sounds like from what you tried that should have shown atleast one ssd from what their documentation says about lack of bifurcation. Although I am not sure if it is a specific slot it has to be in when bifurcation is not enabled or it just picks one m2 to show. You could try putting it in the other 2 slots on the card unless you have done that originally with your testing.
 

nkintzel

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The other thing you can try just as a verification. You can open the modded bios up and verify the nvme driver is inserted/saved into it. That is if you have the original file you used to flash available. Not implying you did it wrong I just know I myself had forgotten atleast once to hit insert after loading the module.

I updated through IPMI using the code generator

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nkintzel

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That does look correct.
Thanks for confirming - In the snip I actually showed the wrong edited bios on the right....it is missing a pad file. But that got me wondering so I flashed again just a bit ago with one that includes the missing pad plus driver inserted. I too many versions on my desktop i guess :|. I suppose I'll just try another card unless someone else has any ideas.
 

eholyst

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Only two other options hardware wise I can think of is an older ssd with a legacy orom or I know highpoint makes some m2 cards with bootable bios. Although the second option is definitely not cheap. I know that is skirting around the present issue at hand but just an fyi.
 

roch

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win-raid bios mod guide link is not working anymore.

Is there another guide? Does someone has an already modified x9drd-if bios?

Thanks