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No USB boot option on PE T110 II

New PowerEdge T110 II, can not install Windows 2012 r2 via bootable USB thumb drive.

BIOS 2.8.0 does not recognize USB thumb drives, Tried in front ports, back ports and internal ports. Tried 3 different USB thumb drives. Don't see any BIOS option for USB boot.

OS is from MS Volume Licensing Service.  SW_DVD9_Windows_Svr_Std_and_DataCtr_2012_R2_64Bit_English_-4_MLF_X19-82891.ISO is 5273550 KB and to large to burn on DVD.

So useless hardware with no OS.

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After many hours I found the hidden solution:

• Insert Bootable USB Flash Drive
• Turn on Dell PowerEdge T110 II
• At Dell splash screen press F11 to select Boot Manager
This is the trick, in Boot Manager select Harddisk <Slot 1 RAID: #0100 ID4F LUNO Dell Virtual>
• The next screen will be the option of USB Flash Drive or Harddisk. Select USB Flash Drive.

This is so counterintuitive. Why would the USB Flash Drive option be hidden until  Harddisk  is selected? Why not just show both options in the first place? Is this documented anywhere?

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Anonymous
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Hello.

There could be an issue with USB ports. Let us begin by checking whether the ports can be detected by booting into the Dell Support Live Image. See link to image with instructions at the bottom of the page. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=CWF92 

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After many hours I found the hidden solution:

• Insert Bootable USB Flash Drive
• Turn on Dell PowerEdge T110 II
• At Dell splash screen press F11 to select Boot Manager
This is the trick, in Boot Manager select Harddisk <Slot 1 RAID: #0100 ID4F LUNO Dell Virtual>
• The next screen will be the option of USB Flash Drive or Harddisk. Select USB Flash Drive.

This is so counterintuitive. Why would the USB Flash Drive option be hidden until  Harddisk  is selected? Why not just show both options in the first place? Is this documented anywhere?

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How does one "boot into dell support Live image" , if none of the USB ports will be recognized as a valid boot option? (The Poweredge model I'm trying to work does not have an internal DVD player).

For anyone else having this issue, on a PowerEdge R730xd
 - The front USB does not work
 - The rear top USB does not work
 - The BOTTOM USB does work


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Just create accont for like this, tks 

Anonymous
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Is there a way to get it to boot from USB as the primary boot device or I'll need to do this manually each time?

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Sounds stupid to have to do this route, but that indeed worked for me.
Thanks.

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