Certain models of HP Proliant servers shipped with a bug in the BIOS that can cause Linux-based operating system to fail to boot properly, and it does so with our cold BMR Disk. To get around this, we have to do the following.

These instructions are formatted to work using the BMR Flash image.

  1. Boot the server and get into System Setup by pressing F9.

  2. Once in System Setup, press Ctrl+A to add a Service Options menu.

  3. Inside Service Options, set Processor Power Monitoring to disabled.

  4. Press Esc several times, then save and exit System Setup.

Now we need to boot off of the BMR flash image and modify Grub.

  1. Get the system up to the grub menu, then press any key to interrupt the boot sequence.

  2. Select the resolution you want to boot.

    It’s important not to select the incorrect resolution. If you select a resolution that can’t be displayed, the BMR program can crash causing you to start this process again.

  3. Press e to edit this boot option.

  4. Select the kernel line.

  5. Press e to edit this boot option.

  6. Add the following text: edd=off nomodeset, and then press Enter.

  7. Press b to start booting.

From here, it should start booting the BMR disk. It may take a while.