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Why am I not prompted to enter the RAID BIOS Console during POST?

Intel® RAID technologies use different control key sequences to enter their respective BIOS console.

  • Intel® RAID Controllers and Modules use Ctrl+G to enter RAID BIOS console.
  • Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II (Intel ESRT2) uses Ctrl+E to enter RAID BIOS console.
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) uses Ctrl+I to enter RAID BIOS console.

Intel ESRT2 and Intel® RSTe must be configured correctly in the server board BIOS before the Ctrl option displays.

Follow the steps for the either the System Post or Quiet Boot option.

During system post, press F2 to enter System BIOS Setup:

  1. Click Advanced tab. Click Mass Storage Controller Configuration, and press Enter.
  2. Select Intel® RSTe, or Intel ESRT2 (LSI*) for AHCI Capable SATA Controller.

The Quiet Boot option displays a graphical logo image instead of the POST text messages. This option can hide the prompt to enter the RAID BIOS Console. To turn off the Quiet Boot logo image, do the following:

  1. Press F2, to enter the BIOS Setup during boot.
  2. On the main screen, scroll to the Quiet Boot section.
  3. Press Enter and click Disabled, to display the diagnostic screen during POST.

This applies to:

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25JB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25JB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25KB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25KB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2LL040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2LL080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3HC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3JC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMT3CB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMT3PB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25AB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25DB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25FB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS25NB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS25SB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2SG244
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160
Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)
Intel® Server Board S1200RP
Intel® Server Board S1400FP Family
Intel® Server Board S1400SP Family
Intel® Server Board S1600JP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400BB
Intel® Server Board S2400EP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400GP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400LP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400SC Family
Intel® Server Board S2600CO Family
Intel® Server Board S2600CP Family
Intel® Server Board S2600GL
Intel® Server Board S2600GZ
Intel® Server Board S2600IP Family
Intel® Server Board S2600JF
Intel® Server Board S2600WP
Intel® Server System P4000RP Family
Intel® Server System R1000RP Family
Intel® Server System R2000LH2 Family
Intel® Server System R2000LT2 Family

Solution ID: CS-033696
Last Modified: 15-Aug-2014
Date Created: 30-Jul-2012
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