NVMe boot with SuperMicro X9DA7 & X9DRi-F

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  1. kujinke

    kujinke Member

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    Hi,

    I can confirm this method works. I have successfully modded my Supermicro X9DAi BIOS and now It boots off of a Intel Optane 900p.
    Must say, things are blazing fast now :D..
     
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  2. RMiller

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    Is there any chance you would share that bios? It'd be much appreciated :D
     
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  3. Tali

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    For some of the Supermicro BIOSes (probably for older motherboards, so new BIOS updates for old boards are included) you need to follow this as you guide:
    RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for all Systems with an AMI UEFI BIOS - 228

    Basically UEFI edit strips Pad-file when saving and also does not compress the FFS file in the way that Supermicro BIOS expects.

    I have used this method to inject NVME boot support into X9DRTH8.719
     
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  4. Vexorg

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    I was able to get the NVMe module inserted into the latest bios for the SM X9DRi-LN4+ I can share if your still looking for it.
     
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  5. epicurean

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    would the same bios also work for the X9DR3-LN4+?
     
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  6. Vexorg

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    Take this with a gain of salt but on the supermicro site both boards point to the same bios download file. I can't seem to see much different besides a few more sata/sas ports on the DR3 board. So I'll say yes it will work...
     
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  8. JoeBloggs

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    this isn't strictly related to what you're doing, but i'm trying to get a modded bios for my X8DAH+-F m/b, I've looked all over the place a can't find one ANYWHERE :(. All i'm looking to do (if possible) is unlock the BCLK so I can bump up the xeons speed a little. if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated :D.
     
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  9. JoeBloggs

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    this isn't strictly related to what you're doing, but i'm trying to get a modded bios for my X8DAH+-F m/b, I've looked all over the place a can't find one ANYWHERE :(. All i'm looking to do (if possible) is unlock the BCLK so I can bump up the xeons speed a little. if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated :D.
     
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  10. Shawn Arcus

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    Was this ever sorted? Having same issue...
     
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  11. matteo_galet

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    May I know how you managed to boot win10 x64 on the x9dri-ln4f+ at all??

    I'm struggling with errors and blue screens just to boot it on a regular SATA SSD...
    SuperMicro does say that anything above Windows 7 cannot work.

    Thanks!
     
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  12. bzaras

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    maybe this will help :
    FAQ Entry | Online Support | Support - Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    and make sure to check this after install too:
    FAQ Entry | Online Support | Support - Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    my x9dri-ln4f+ boots windows 10 fine from nvme drive (altough i have modded bios as per above instructions)
     
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  13. TommyL

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    I would love to try it out if you still have it :)

    Tommy

    Edit: Modded myself, gonna try flashing it soon :)
     
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  14. mhilt

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    Hi, I noticed that several people here mentioned interest or attempts to Bifurcate Supermicro X9 series pcie for use with Asus Hyper M2 x16 or similar. I've been searching everywhere for a way to get this working; has anyone had success?

    How did you enable the hidden settings? Did you use AMIBCP to modify function access to 'USER'? Anything else?

    I have a X9DR7-LN4F with Bios 3.3, and although bifurcation settings are visible, when I try to change x16 for instance, x16 is the only option I can select. Do any of yours actually allow you to select a different option?

    When I first received the board, it had a 2.0 BIOS on it; and without thinking to back it up, I updated to 3.3 to get V2 CPU support. Oddly, I seem to recall though that when I looked through the 2.0 BIOS, I was able to select the bifurcation options, where I cannot now. Unfortunately I can't find an old BIOS to check that; does anyone have one?

    It looks like @davidm (71)? on the win-raid forum was able to do a similar mod to enable bifurcation on a different mfg's board: RE: Add option in AMI UEFI bios menu (how to?) - 2

    I've been trying to do similar, but the IFR Extractor tool has not worked for me -- anything I try to read with it spits back an error "Unknown protocol detected". I've tried it on several extracts from UEFI Tool; same result.
     
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  15. mb300sd

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    Couple ones I made recently. The X9DAi versions are currently untested since that's my primary server for a little while longer. No IPMI so recovery is going to require desoldering the chip again.

    X9DAi latest with ES CPU added
    X9DAi latest with ES CPU added and NVMe
    X9QRi-F+ with NVMe

    https://mb300sd.net/files/X9DAi.7z
    https://mb300sd.net/files/X9QRi-F.7z

    Still trying to add ES Platinums to my Intel S2600STB, since I'm having difficulty selling it, but Intel BIOS seems very difficult to modify.
     
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  16. mb300sd

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    X9QRi WORKS! Now booting off an Optane 800p in a AOC-SLG3-2M2. Was afraid it wasn't for a little bit but it turned out to be a bifurcation issue.

    Haven't had a chance to test the X9DAi yet. Old server is offline and I'm gonna mess with it when I have a chance.
     
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  17. TommyL

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  18. mb300sd

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    Gonna have to warn everyone not to try this with the v1.0 BIOS for X9DAi, unless you have the equipment to desolder and reprogram the BIOS chip.

    Tried the files I posted above tonight. It does not work with the ES CPU, but does work with NVMe as long as you have a non-ES CPU. After that, I tried to add the module to v1.0 that does work with my ES. Now it won't boot with either chip. Going to have to dig out my SOIC clip and flash it off-board again.
     
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  19. Markess

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    I got it to work fine with X9SCL, ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶l̶d̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶X̶9̶D̶R̶T̶-̶F̶.̶ ̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶l̶a̶t̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶t̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶o̶o̶t̶s̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶e̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶o̶o̶t̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶N̶V̶M̶e̶.̶

    Edit: I did get this to work on X9DRT-F. I'd originally tried saving the modified BIOS into the same directory and with the same name as the original (i.e. I thought it would overwrite), but it re-saved the original unmodified BIOS instead. I tried the process again and followed the instructions to "Save As" in a different directory, and it worked fine.
     
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  20. AlexHuang

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    Has anyone tried with an X9SCM-F Board? Someone had success a year ago with the Fernando WinRAID method. I'd like to do the same, but hoping to get an already functional BIOS, since I don't have easy access to a Windows PC. (Going to use Linux on the system after)

    EDIT: I also have an X9DRD-7LF4F-JBOD board I'd also be interested in a working modded BIOS for... :)
     
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