Not Prompted to Enter the Intel® RAID BIOS Console During POST for Intel® Server Board and Intel® Server System Product Families

Last Reviewed: 01-Mar-2017
Article ID: 000005877

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 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.

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