BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

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BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by kao » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:21 pm

EDIT: The title is incorrect. Current BIOS is v1.08.

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Running an H2 with BIOS 5.13 the Boot Option Policy under Boot fails to work when set to Place Last. This has been confirmed on all three of my H2's.

My intention is to always have the boards attempt a PXE boot, and only fall back to the installed OS if PXE fails. When a new OS is installed via PXE, that new OS boot option is placed at the top of the boot list despite the Boot Option Policy being set to Place Last.

I feel that this is a bug, would would be happy to be pointed to any documentation to clarify and misunderstanding.
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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by filou59 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:14 am

Hello
Where did you find this bios ?
The last version is 1.07 here : https://dn.odroid.com/ODROID-H2/bios/

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by kao » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:13 pm

filou59 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:14 am
Hello
Where did you find this bios ?
The last version is 1.07 here : https://dn.odroid.com/ODROID-H2/bios/
I assumed the Version field was the bios version. Bellow is the output of dmidecode -t bios -q:

Code: Select all

BIOS Information
	Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
	Version: 5.13
	Release Date: 08/22/2019
	Address: 0xF0000
	Runtime Size: 64 kB
	ROM Size: 4544 kB
	Characteristics:
		PCI is supported
		BIOS is upgradeable
		BIOS shadowing is allowed
		Boot from CD is supported
		Selectable boot is supported
		BIOS ROM is socketed
		EDD is supported
		5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
		8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
		Serial services are supported (int 14h)
		Printer services are supported (int 17h)
		ACPI is supported
		USB legacy is supported
		BIOS boot specification is supported
		Targeted content distribution is supported
		UEFI is supported
	BIOS Revision: 5.13

BIOS Language Information
	Language Description Format: Long
	Installable Languages: 1
		en|US|iso8859-1
	Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1
I'll try installing the latest version and reconfirm if my issue persists. Thanks for the help so far.

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by kao » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:16 pm

Following the instructions at https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/hardw ... re_version I'm seeing a Project Version of GLK-SF 1.08 x64. This would make me think I have v1.08 installed despite the above link only having up to v1.07 available.

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by odroid » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:17 pm

I see.
I think you already have the latest firmware if you bought the H2 in three months.

We will try to reproduce and fix the PXE boot priority problem.

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by kao » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:19 pm

odroid wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:17 pm
I see.
I think you already have the latest firmware if you bought the H2 in three months.

We will try to reproduce and fix the PXE boot priority problem.
Great! Let me know if you need more details or assistance and I'd be happy to help/

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by odroid » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:44 pm

We don't have any experience of PXE booting yet.
But we will try it with this hint: viewtopic.php?f=168&t=33253

If we meet any problem while setting our PXE test bench, we may need you help.
We will try it in the next week.

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Re: BUG - BIOS 5.13 - New Boot Option Policy

Unread post by joshua.yang » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:10 pm

Hi.

I've composed my PXE server using linuxserver/netbootxyz docker image and it works nicely.
When I install a new OS image onto the inserted storage like eMMC, the boot sequence is changed that the new OS installed media to the first and PXE booting is to the second, as you mentioned.

I wonder it is as it is, in the other x86 system. If it is, we could see this is working normally.
I'm thinking that it is kind of convenience from the mainboard or from an OS traditionally. :?:

I will test in the other x86 system which is not a Odroid H2 and let you know the results.
Or, any other experience you have?

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