wiki:Hardware/hNodes/cNodeVer3/dAssembly/cBios/abLV67J
LV-67J Specifics

Bios Flashing Instructions

Make A USB Flash disk.

Building a flash drive to update bios on LV motherboards

How to build the USB boot stick:

You will need:

  1. Bios Image (Board Specfic)
  2. Rufus Utility, downloadable here

NOTE: The tools and bios files for the LV-67X line are located on the archive(Windows share: \\archive2\pub\Archive\PC\Bios)

To Create the USB Flash Disk:

  1. Run the Rufus utility
  2. Choose options to make the usbflash disk freedos bootable
  3. Once complete remount the flash disk and copy the folders containing the update utilities for the motherboards you need to update

This disk should now be capable of Flashing your bios.

In the LV-67B bios (and I suspect others in the LV line), the flash disk can be put into 1 of 3 modes USB-FDD, USB-HDD, AUTO. The Auto mode guesses either FDD or HDD. When in the FDD mode the bios treats the flash disk like a floppy. This mode DOES NOT work with the tools for building a USB flash Drive. The HDD mode does work. To use this mode however, you need to specify Hard disk as the booting device and the modify the Hard drive boot order to put your USB Flash disk first.


======= Bios Setup =======

  • Go to tab Exit
    • Load Default settings
    • Then enable the following options
  • Main
    • Boot Features
      • enable quickboot
      • disable console redirection

  • Advanced
    • network config
      • disable advanced lan oprom
  • Others
    • hardware monitor
      • warning temp = 80c
      • enable cpu fan temp control
        • temp = 40c
        • threshold = 5c
  • Boot (use + and - to move items, arrow keys to navigate. shift+1 toggles enabled state)
    1. eth1
    2. HDD0
    3. move all others below these, and disable with shift+1

NOTE: USB drives are disabled except for troubleshooting. Some accessories in the the grid are USB bootable and will screw up imaging.

NOTE: Let the BIOS reboot till the node boots up properly
======= Troubleshooting =======

  • Step 1 is to reset bios to default settings and reset options as above.
  • If this fails, remove power from the motherboard, move the cmos jumper to position 2, wait at least 30 seconds, and then move it back. Then reset bios options as above.
    • Jumper: JRTC
    • Type: Onboard 3-pin jumper
JRTC Mode
1-2 Clear CMOS
2-3 Normal Operation
Default setting: 2-3

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urls used

http://www.asrock.com/support/Download/MacTool.asp

http://www.paoloiannelli.com/tag/flashdisable/

STUB

For use as console: Making Switch:

  1. Take switch from bin
  2. Cut 4 wires, 24awg, 2 black, 1 blue, 1 red
  3. Strip ends of wires, short on 1 side, about 1cm on other
  4. crimp short molex pins onto ends
  5. solder other ends to switch.
    1. Blue to terminal by mark (led positive)
    2. Black opposite it.
    3. Other two terminals get red and black, orientation doesn't matter. (switch)
  6. cut heat shrink to length, slide over wires down to terminal
  7. shrink
  8. twist wire pairs to keep separate
  9. plug pins into molex terminals.
    1. red/black to 2 pin
    2. blue/black to ends of 3 pin
BIOS Settings (bios version 1.1J):
  • Main
    • Boot Features (get right name)
      1. Quick Boot (ON)
      2. Console Redirection (ON)
        • Terminal Type (ANSI)
      3. UEFI Boot (OFF)
  • Advanced
    1. Processor Configuration
      1. Intel ® HT Technology (ON)
      2. Intel ® Virtualization Technology (ON) (Default)
    2. System Agent Configuration
      1. Intel VT for directed IO (ON)
    3. Network Configuration
      1. LAN OPROM Selection (ON)
      2. Wake on PCH LAN (OFF)
    4. AMT Configuration (Maybe needed, built in serial over lan?)
      1. Disable
    5. ME configuration
      1. Disable
  • Other
    1. SIO config
      1. Paraller port (disabled)
    2. Hardware Monitor
      1. CPU warning temp (90C)
      2. Fan control (by temperature)
      3. Fan control threshold (40c)
  • Boot Order
    1. Usb Hdd
    2. If Network card
      1. 0100
    3. If no network card
      1. 00C8
    4. Hdd0
Flashing BIOS

backup first

from readme: Flash Method:

  1. Please make a boot-able Disk which could booting into DOS environment.
  2. Un-zip attached files and copy it into boot-able Disk.
  3. Power on the system and flash the BIOS under the DOS environment.
    1. First, Backup the current BIOS FPT -D nodeXX-XX-bak.bin
    2. The instruction will be "C:/fpt -savemac -f 67J12.BIN"
  4. Please turn off the system and clean CMOS by Jumper.
  5. Turn on the system and update BIOS successful.
Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on 12/23/13 11:17:20