Arima HDAMA and HDAMB Motherboard BIOS Fixes

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  1. tqhoang

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    Due to MDL file hosting being down :)rip:), I have mirrored all of my latest Arima BIOS Mods here ARIMA_MODS_20121127.zip. Enjoy! :D
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    After months of helping various Arima HDAMA motherboard owners in this thread, I wanted to consolidate my BIOS mods to make it easier for others to find.

    Please report if a link is no longer valid.

    Notes:
    • To keep these from getting reported for copyright infringement, none of the BIOS'es below have been modified to add an OEM SLIC. You can do it yourself with AndyP's PhoenixTool and RW-Everything.
    • Silicon Image ROM updates are required for large SATA hard drives (1TB+ ???). BIOS'es are labeled as SATARAID or SATALINK (Thanks to pmf).
    • ACPI DSDT PowerNow modifications add the necessary ACPI PSS objects for frequency/voltage scaling, but they are hard-coded for the specific processor mentioned. ACPI DSDT PowerNow mods available upon request.
      • Optionally you can use the tool RMClock
    • ACPI DSDT is compiled with the Intel iASL Compiler 20100304 or 20100331. Newer versions are more strict and I'm not skilled enough in ASL to fix the errors...these seem to work just fine though.
    • Any BIOS with ACPI FACP and/or DSDT PowerNow mods are intended for use with Linux or Windows {Vista,7,2008[R2]} only. It appears that Windows XP and 2003 do not like something with my DSDT PowerNow mods...use the ones without any ACPI mods instead.

    Opteron PowerNow Request Format:
    • Exact CPU model(s). You can use CPU-Z to get this info.
      Ex: There are multiple Opteron 250's OSA250FAA5BL (E4 stepping) or OSA250CEP5AU (CG stepping)
    • Linux PowerNow output. Please download a Linux LiveCD and run "dmesg" and provide a copy of the powernow-k8 output.
      Code:
      powernow-k8:    0 : fid 0x10 (2400 MHz), vid 0x6
      powernow-k8:    1 : fid 0xe (2200 MHz), vid 0x8
      powernow-k8:    2 : fid 0xc (2000 MHz), vid 0xa
      powernow-k8:    3 : fid 0xa (1800 MHz), vid 0xc
      powernow-k8:    4 : fid 0x2 (1000 MHz), vid 0x12
      powernow-k8:    0 : fid 0x10 (2400 MHz), vid 0x6
      powernow-k8:    1 : fid 0xe (2200 MHz), vid 0x8
      powernow-k8:    2 : fid 0xc (2000 MHz), vid 0xa
      powernow-k8:    3 : fid 0xa (1800 MHz), vid 0xc
      powernow-k8:    4 : fid 0x2 (1000 MHz), vid 0x12
      

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    ** Arima HDAMA-G (aka HDAMA rev.G) **
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    Note1: HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B is required for Windows Vista, 7, 2008[R2]
    Note2: HDAMA-G BIOS v2.17 are mainly for Windows XP/2003[R2]

    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.17 BIOS mods:
    Code:
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.17 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.4.0.3
    HDAMAG_217_SATARAID5403.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.17 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0
    HDAMAG_217_SATARAID5500.zip
    HDAMAG_217_SATALINK5500.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B BIOS mods:
    Code:
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B (original from Rackable Systems)
    ftp://ftp.rackable.com/public/Technical Support/HDAMA_RevG/BIOS218B.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.4.0.3
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5403.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 250 OSA250FAA5BL
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON250E4.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON250E4.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 252 OSA252FAA5BL
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON252E4.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON252E4.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 270 OSA270FAA6CB
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON270.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON270.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 275 OSA275FAA6CB
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON275.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON275.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 280 OSA280FAA6CB
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 280 OSP280FAA6CB
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON280OSP.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON280OSP.zip
    
    HDAMA-G BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 285 OSA285FAA6CB
    HDAMAG_218B_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON285.zip
    HDAMAG_218B_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON285.zip
    
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    ** Arima HDAMA-I (aka HDAMA rev.I) **
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    Note1: HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12/v1.22 + ACPI FACP Fix is required for Windows Vista, 7, 2008[R2]
    Note2: HDAMA-I BIOS v1.23/v1.26 should support Windows Vista, 7, 2008[R2] but PowerNow! support is questionable.

    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 BIOS mods (for posterity...recommend v1.22 or v1.23 instead):
    Code:
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.4.0.3
    HDAMAI_112_SATARAID5403.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0
    HDAMAI_112_SATARAID5500.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix
    HDAMAI_112_SATARAID5500_FACP.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 275 OSA275FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_112_SATARAID5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON275.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 280 OSA280FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_112_SATARAID5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 BIOS mods:
    Code:
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22
    HDAMAI_122.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.4.0.3
    HDAMAI_122_SATARAID5403.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0
    HDAMAI_122_SATARAID5500.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix
    HDAMAI_122_SATARAID5500_FACP.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 270 OSA270FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_122_SATARAID5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON270.zip
    HDAMAI_122_SATALINK5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON270.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 275 OSA275FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_122_SATARAID5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON275.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.22 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 280 OSA280FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_122_SATARAID5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    HDAMAI_122_SATALINK5500_FACP_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.23 BIOS mods:
    Code:
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.23
    HDAMAI_123.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.23 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0
    HDAMAI_123_SATARAID5500.zip
    HDAMAI_123_SATALINK5500.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26 BIOS mods:
    Code:
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26
    HDAMAI_126.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0
    HDAMAI_126_SATARAID5500.zip
    HDAMAI_126_SATALINK5500.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 270 OSA270FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_126_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON270.zip
    HDAMAI_126_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON270.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 275 OSA275FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_126_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON275.zip
    HDAMAI_126_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON275.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 280 OSA280FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_126_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    HDAMAI_126_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 285 OSA285FAA6CB
    HDAMAI_126_SATARAID5500_DSDT_OPTERON285.zip
    HDAMAI_126_SATALINK5500_DSDT_OPTERON285.zip
    
    
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    ** Arima HDAMB (workstation board with AGP) **
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    HDAMB BIOS v2.03 BIOS mods:
    Code:
    HDAMB BIOS v2.03 + ACPI DSDT PowerNow for Opteron 280 OSA280FAA6CB
    HDAMB_203_DSDT_OPTERON280.zip
    
     
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    Bootable CD Images

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    Due to MDL file hosting being down :)rip:), I have mirrored all of the Arima BIOS Mods in the 1st post. Enjoy! :D
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    Note: HDAMB ISO available upon request.

    HDAMA-G v2.17 Bootable CD ISO
    Used to flash the HDAMA-G with the following BIOS'es:
    HDMAG217.BAT = Original BIOS v2.17 (original with bootblock).
    HG217R54.BAT = BIOS v2.17 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID BIOS v5.4.0.3
    HG217R55.BAT = BIOS v2.17 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID BIOS v5.5.0.0
    HG217L55.BAT = BIOS v2.17 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-Link BIOS v5.5.0.0

    HDAMAG_CD_217.zip

    Code:
    Checksums for HDAMAG_CD_217.ISO
    CRC32: 60852B7D
    MD5: 5B88BAAA601B19D67A2CA16F0F8AF65C
    SHA-1: 87CB5B0375F727FECD0623EC6ACA5121FD3F08EE
    SHA-256: A54FF63B99440182E30C1B2F498711308D36F377416DF3CD6E20B6E72AD12748
    
    Checksums for HDAMAG_CD_217.IMA
    CRC32: 93A0B04D
    MD5: 5818E824B748DE55DA550B88AFE6C148
    SHA-1: F23E524F674A26F08ACA51F8354E395797DC9F04
    SHA-256: BA8682059653C559E74B22ECECBDAB5342D0043E60AB03BC0BEE6261D554AC29
    
    HDAMA-G v2.18B Bootable CD ISO
    Used to flash the HDAMA-G with the following BIOS'es:
    HDMAG218.BAT = Flashes BIOS v2.18B (original with bootblock).
    HG218R54.BAT = Flashes BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID v5.4.0.3
    HG218R55.BAT = Flashes BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID v5.5.0.0
    HG218L55.BAT = Flashes BIOS v2.18B + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-Link v5.5.0.0

    HDAMAG_CD_218.zip

    Code:
    Checksums for HDAMAG_CD_218.ISO
    CRC32: 10B30F7F
    MD5: 7B871DC8E1390115009CADA9B1F91F73
    SHA-1: 6E96D9C120F8864C81AA583AF732B9959A32FEA0
    SHA-256: 73D1306678B1CB4841C8E3322FE4DBD189D7B371E5C9CE120C1FD39CAF383AFE
    
    Checksums for HDAMAG_CD_218.IMA
    CRC32: 159B8E29
    MD5: B735CDE5F04769FDD01FCBBA8CCC739E
    SHA-1: 8B222142138C42CBEE8F3CE9D20FDD17B276F679
    SHA-256: 086A38869404044ED4752ABC41E2BB61CB7CE83B87E0882E1260EA224D35D255
    
    HDAMA-I v1.23 Bootable CD ISO
    Used to flash the HDAMA-I with the following BIOS'es:
    HDMAI123.BAT = Flashes original BIOS v1.23
    HI123R55.BAT = Flashes BIOS v1.23 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID BIOS v5.5.0.0
    HI123L55.BAT = Flashes BIOS v1.23 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-Link BIOS v5.5.0.0

    HDAMAI_CD_123.zip

    Code:
    Checksums for HDAMAI_CD_123.ISO
    CRC32: 5A0768BD
    MD5: 84A6DE3E5D0F4152B30502E4E1A94097
    SHA-1: 25078119F30FD1F3561C5B39D24E916123D096A3
    SHA-256: D477E741D86C50960C51AA22EC32BD6DF1C93318F4B0D1D8E30EBE97BFE66689
    
    Checksums for HDAMAI_CD_123.IMA
    CRC32: 19B8D54A
    MD5: 45E3BD19CAE440D852E8BD4555B7AD8F
    SHA-1: DF52474FB15D37A7CF0B0AA87EA3266FC0757B4F
    SHA-256: 6A138791FCC3145DDA17C708A64D7AB63C20314D63A6EA411B0CE94CBA9E34CF
    
    HDAMA-I v1.26 Bootable CD ISO
    Used to flash the HDAMA-I with the following BIOS'es:
    HDMAI126.BAT = Flashes original BIOS v1.26
    HI126R55.BAT = Flashes BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID BIOS v5.5.0.0
    HI126L55.BAT = Flashes BIOS v1.26 + Silicon Image 3114 SATA-Link BIOS v5.5.0.0

    HDAMAI_CD_126.zip

    Code:
    Checksums for HDAMAI_CD_126.ISO
    CRC32: 0B46A6B5
    MD5: DB06EB1051321508C75E5CD805F5AEF9
    SHA-1: D46C259575DD5EBA6EE76D8B5BE9F05DA64DBB11
    SHA-256: FD29B00B21348F2956DE6443F4E90D9431079999E0A7CEA68AA133F563AB7A76
    
    Checksums for HDAMAI_CD_126.IMA
    CRC32: 094F6FA7
    MD5: 690533D65D06FBF56D71BD25FF9D7E65
    SHA-1: 70F637546C5D4AD9806E65843FCDBB434A7D6F2F
    SHA-256: A9FAF8B40343627DF2BCAE6A6486ACE2E7B5F036AFE77392D1280B794ED9FBBB
    
     
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  4. tqhoang

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    #4 tqhoang, Jul 8, 2010
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    Windows Drivers

    Windows XP/2003/WHS
    Get the drivers from the Arima downloads pages for HDAMA-G, HDAMA-I, or HDAMB.

    Also check to see if AMD has newer versions of the chipset drivers.
    http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/drivers.aspx

    Windows Vista/7/2008[R2]
    The only drivers you probably need are the SATA RAID drivers (see below).

    Broadcom Ethernet NIC
    http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_server.php

    Silicon Image 3114 SATA-RAID
    Silicon Image drivers directly from their website do not contain the ID's used on the HDAMA motherboards. You can force the driver to be used for the hardware or use the drivers below (x64 needs to disable driver signing). Read these few posts for how I got them via the Microsoft Update Catalog.

    Silicon Image 3114 SATA-LINK
    Silicon Image drivers directly from their website should work without the need for my patched driver below. (Reported by caylor93)

    Hardware ID`s:

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    Due to MDL file hosting being down :)rip:), I have mirrored the drivers here: ARIMA_DRIVERS.zip. Enjoy! :D
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    Official SATA-RAID 0/1/0+1 drivers (SIGNED):
    Code:
    SiliconImage_3114_SATARaid_Driver_x86_1.0.21.0_Signed.zip
    SiliconImage_3114_SATARaid_Driver_x64_1.0.15.0_Signed.zip
    
    Official SATA-RAID 0/1/0+1/5 drivers (NOT SIGNED):
    Code:
    SiliconImage_3114_SATARaid5_Driver_x86_1.5.20.3_NotSigned.zip
    SiliconImage_3114_SATARaid5_Driver_x64_1.5.20.3_NotSigned.zip
    
    Official SATA-LINK drivers (NOT SIGNED):
    Code:
    SiliconImage_3114_SATALink_Driver_x64_1.2.9.0_NotSigned.zip
    SiliconImage_3114_SATALink_Driver_x86_1.3.11.0_NotSigned.zip
    
     
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    Reserved for future use.
     
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  7. caylor93

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    From other thread

    Sorry tqhoang, didn't catch the request to post them here.

    Right now I have the 244's up on a system, but don't have the motherboard with the 280's installed. Info is as follows:

    244 - OSA244CCO5AH
    powernow-k8: Power state transitions not supported

    280 - OSA280FAA6CB
    powernow-k8: will provide once I have installed the motherboard

    Just a note. I have tried the
    HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix version from above and can load the Server 2008 R2 setup, but it does not see any IDE drives. With the SIL drivers from Microsoft, I can see the SATA drive. Any ideas on the IDE drivers?
     
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    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    No worries...newbies still post to the old thread because they find it via Google.

    No need to post the info for the OSA280FAA6CB. I have these same CPU's and the tables already computed. So really you just want one HDAMA-I BIOS with the ACPI DSDT PowerNow tables for the OSA280FAA6CB right?

    Regarding the IDE, I'm not sure what to say. Does it see the IDE drives with the regular v1.12 BIOS? If not, then make sure you've got the drive(s) jumpered for cable-select or manually set for master/slave. Also for the newer IDE cables (80-conductor with 3 colored connectors), make sure you have the drives connected in the right positions (black=master,grey=slave,blue=motherboard).
     
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    caylor93 MDL Junior Member

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    Since the powernow is not supported on the 244s, do I need a different BIOS or is the one I have installed that you posted above supposed to work? If I need something else, then I would need the 244 OSA244CCO5AH version. I will eventually need the OSA280FAA6CB once I install the motherboard.

    Note to self: I n the future you really should clear any RAID information off old drives. As the IDE drives I were using were once part of a RAID 5 array and windows was still seeing the RAID configuration information.

    EDIT....If you read this part disregard:
    Using the HDAMA-I BIOS v1.12 + Silicon Image 3114 ROM v5.5.0.0 + ACPI FACP Fix version posted above, I see the drives in the boot up and CMOS, but not in 2008 R2 install. However, I see them in 2008 (non-R2) install. Also, I can get the SATA to show in the non R2 install using the windows Sil3114 drivers.
     
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    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    For the 244's, you just need the HDAMA-I BIOS with the ACPI FACP fix. It'll use the default/max power state for the CPU.

    For the 280's, I posted a BIOS with the DSDT mod in the first post. FWIW, the DSDT mod basically adds the ACPI PSS objects to enable frequency/voltage scaling. The original BIOS does not create the PSS objects, so what I did was create the PSS objects using the AMD Opteron thermal data sheet. Unfortunately this is specific to each CPU model.

    So with that said, DO NOT upgrade the BIOS until after you have the 280's installed. Let me know how it goes.
     
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    Seg MDL Novice

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    Server 2008 R2 64bit

    EDIT: Sorry, just realised, Wrong Thread.



    Hi guys. 1st Post, please go easy on me, lol

    I know this question has been asked alot, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer, so here goes.

    I want to install Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit, but can't get it to find my sata drivers.

    Spec:
    Rackable 2U system - Charles Computers Ebay

    2x Opteron 250 CPU
    2Gb Ram
    1 Hitachi 320GB Sata 2 Harddrive

    I have updated my bios and can install Server 2008 on IDE drive, but wanted to use SATA as this is quicker and a larger HD. I will be using a Single Sata HD for this OS, but can't seem to get Server 2008 to recognise the driver files I am trying to install for it to recognise the drive. I have tried the F8 option with disable driver signing to know avail. Just a tad lost now.

    Has anyone got this running yet?

    Thanx guys

    Seg
     
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    Rlandgraf MDL Novice

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    tqhoang your Bios mods are brilliant!

    I spent a lot of time modifying my own bios code, mainly to accommodate larger HDs. I know what it takes to successful mod a bios. After looking at your code, and comparing it to mine, I am very impressed. Thank you very much for all of your hard work.
     
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    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    Thanks, but the only thing I did was use PBE to replace the Silicon Image ROM's. The DSDT mods were a little more work but luckily with the AMD Thermal Data Sheet + AMD BIOS Kernel Developer's Guide + Linux LiveCD's, I was able to figure things out.

    You know the ironic part? I don't even own an HDAMA motherboard...LOL. I just have the very similar HDAMB.
     
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  15. Chris84

    Chris84 MDL Novice

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    Hi tqhoang ,

    I would like to just like to give you a big thanks for the Thread, it has solved most on my problems in one day after i spent many months messing around.

    Thank you

    But I know this has probably you've been asked but i've just updated using the bootable Images that you provided and they were super, but my system freeze when i'm try to install both server 2008 and i've tried windows 7 and it freeze on that to, just at the point of expanding file, i get no error message and at abit of a loss.

    Your Guildance would be much appreciated.

    Again thank you for the great job with this thread.
     
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    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    Which BIOS are you using? One problem that a lot of the users have with these old systems is that the CPU thermal paste has dried up. You'll need to remove & clean the heatsinks and CPU's and then re-apply thermal paste.
     
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    Chris84 MDL Novice

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    Hi mate,

    Cheers got it working, i used one of your modded ones. included in the ISO image with the silicon 5.5.00 update. I've given up with server 2008 and windows 7 not because of problem but decided to put Microsoft Home Media Server on there which is based on server 2003 but has a media update included, looks pretty good so far.

    sorry just got another question as its alittle tight in my case, ive got the 3u case 12 bays, but got a little problem that a couple of the bays are not work, one has a solid blue light and one flashes blue constantly, have you any idea where to look, i've tried looking into the power but that seems fine and but the solid but light comes on as soon as i plug one molex in.

    cheers for all you help.
     
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    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    Sorry I have no idea. I don't have one of these systems, but perhaps the blinking light problem is because of a fan failure?

    BTW, I just wanted to clarify something. You initially said you had trouble with Windows 2008/7 locking up, but later say that you decided to go with Microsoft Home Media Server instead. So you got it past the freezing problems? If so, what did you change?
     
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    Jamie45 MDL Novice

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    hi tqhoang,

    noticed you where also having freezing issue with WHS, managed to fix that using the hdama chipset driver, pm me if you need it, would post it here but need 20 posts to add links. :rolleyes:

    the prob im having is trying to activate whs lol, so if you have any idea how to add slp to the bios let me know, it would be much appreciated.
     
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    illingworth22 MDL Novice

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    Could someone please post easy step by step instructions on how to flash the bios on this computer? I too purchased this computer from Charles Computers and as yet, 6 weeks later, I have not managed to get it up and running :(
    I know it only cost me £30 but I would like to try to get it to the point where I can install Win7, Server 2003, WHS 2003 and WHS Vail!
    P.S. I have never flashed a computers bios in my $** years of messing with a computer!