XG-1537 BIOS Update to 2.0a
Yesterday I found out, that there is a new BIOS for the X10SDV-8C-TLN4F Mainboard available (https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/D/X10SDV-8C-TLN4F_.cfm).
Since new always means better, I have installed it onto our Netgate XG-1537.
The machine is working exactly as before, but whilst updating the BIOS I have seen, that the old BIOS was branded by Netgate.
After POST there was a Netgate menu flashing before my eyes for a brief moment that said something like press <TAB> to view something. I have never seen this before and now, after the flash of Supermicro's BIOS 2.0a it is gone forever.
This leads me to the following questions:
- What was the purpose of said menu? Do I want it?
- Was it a bad idea to flash the manufacturer BIOS? Have I lost other valuable Netgate tweaks on the way?
- Is there a way to download and revert to the Netgate BIOS 1.3?
I think I could live with losing a menu I have never seen before, but if Netgate made some other important tweaks to the hardware, I think I would rather revert to the Netgate 1.3 BIOS.
I believe that was just the splash screen that pops up with our logo.
I would not recommend updating the BIOS unless that update brings some feature or fix you actually need. I can't see any release notes for that BIOS version so it's hard to make that judgement.
I don't think you will have lost anything though.
Would be good to see a bios changelog.
And that the factory netgate bios is easily available so it possible to downgrade.