troubles with flashing the SM X9SCM-F

SantaSCSI

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I've received my ebay'ed X9SCM-F board yesterday, only to find out there is an admin password on the bios and nothing to boot from but PXE. I got it to PXE boot a dos disk to upgrade the BIOS but the flashing tool is now sitting on a blinking cursor for 15mins now:



Has anyone else had this behaviour before? I tried to reset the BIOS using the super.rom procedure from supermicro but the board refuses to acknowledge the existance of anything remotely USB :(.
 

Mike2015

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This site did an article about resetting the IPMI password:
http://www.servethehome.com/reset-supermicro-ipmi-password-default-lost-login/
You can also contact Supermicro technical support for assistance, I've found them really helpful when I purchased that board and found the bios version didn't support the intel v2 CPU I was trying to use....they may have a jumper or something you can set to clear the IPMI back to factory defaults....?
Cheers,
Mike
 

SantaSCSI

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I found that article too but it's about IPMI, not bios. The IPMI password was still default (ADMIN/ADMIN).

I've thrown SM an email, but I'm not sure how far they are willing to go for a motherboard that doesn't even have a serial number anymore. Wait and see.

Booting from CD/DVD does work though, so it's not blocking me totally, but I'd rather get this cleared out before putting it into daily use.
 

SantaSCSI

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Whelp, last try best try. I tried Patrick's ISO and now it does continue the flash. With the new BIOS version the admin password also got removed.
 

setsunakawa

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Whelp, last try best try. I tried Patrick's ISO and now it does continue the flash. With the new BIOS version the admin password also got removed.
I have exactly the same problem: an admin password on the bios :(.
Is it possible to have the ISO?

Thanks you!
 

setsunakawa

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I really had to go into the bios, I took a raspberry, installed flashrom and flashed the whole flash.
Password removed !