NR-LSR

NR-LSR
User Guide
Motherboard
NR-LSR
E1044
Checklist
First Edition
June 2002
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Contents
Features
FCC/CDC statements ..................................................................... vi
Safety information ......................................................................... vii
About this guide ............................................................................ viii
How this guide is organized ................................................ viii
Conventions used in this guide ............................................. ix
Where to find more information ............................................. ix
ASUS contact information ............................................................... x
NR-LSR specifications summary .................................................... xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-1
Motherboard items ............................................................. 1-1
Special features .................................................................. 1-2
1.3.1 Product highlights .................................................. 1-2
1.3.2 Value-added solutions ............................................ 1-4
Motherboard overview ........................................................ 1-6
1.4.1 Major components ................................................. 1-6
1.4.2 Core specifications ................................................ 1-8
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Motherboard installation ..................................................... 2-1
2.1.1 Placement direction ............................................... 2-1
2.1.2 Screw holes ........................................................... 2-1
Motherboard layout ............................................................ 2-2
Before you proceed ............................................................ 2-3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........................................... 2-4
2.4.1 Overview ................................................................ 2-4
2.4.2 Installing the CPU .................................................. 2-5
2.4.3 Installing the heatsink ............................................ 2-7
System memory ................................................................. 2-8
2.5.1 Overview ................................................................ 2-8
2.5.2 Memory configurations .......................................... 2-9
2.5.3 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 2-10
2.5.4 Removing a DIMM ............................................... 2-10
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Contents
Safeguards
2.6
2.7
2.8
Expansion slots ................................................................. 2-11
2.6.1 Installing an expansion card ................................. 2-11
2.6.2 Configuring an expansion card ............................ 2-12
Switches ........................................................................... 2-13
Connectors ....................................................................... 2-15
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time ................................................ 3-1
Powering off the computer ................................................. 3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
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Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 4-1
4.1.1 Creating a bootable disk ........................................ 4-1
4.1.2 Updating the BIOS ................................................. 4-3
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 4-5
4.2.1 BIOS menu bar ...................................................... 4-6
4.2.2 Legend bar ............................................................. 4-6
Main Menu .......................................................................... 4-8
4.3.1 Primary and Secondary Master/Slave ................. 4-10
4.3.2 Keyboard Features .............................................. 4-14
Advanced Menu ............................................................... 4-15
4.4.1 Chip Configuration ............................................... 4-17
4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration ...................................... 4-18
4.4.3 PCI Configuration ................................................ 4-19
Power Menu ..................................................................... 4-21
4.5.1 Power Up Control ................................................ 4-23
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 4-24
Boot Menu ........................................................................ 4-25
Server Menu ..................................................................... 4-27
Exit Menu ......................................................................... 4-28
Contents
Chapter 5: OS Installation
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
Microsoft® Windows® NT Server 4.0 ................................... 5-1
5.1.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation .................................. 5-1
5.1.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Installation . 5-4
5.1.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation ................ 5-8
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server ..................................... 5-9
5.2.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation .................................. 5-9
5.2.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Installation 5-12
5.2.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation .............. 5-15
5.2.4 Enabling ATA100 Feature in Windows 2000 ........ 5-15
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional .............................. 5-16
Novell® NetWare® Server .................................................. 5-18
5.4.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation ................................ 5-18
5.4.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Installation 5-20
5.4.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation .............. 5-21
Linux RedHat 7.2 .............................................................. 5-22
5.5.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation ................................ 5-22
5.5.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Installation 5-22
5.5.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation .............. 5-22
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FCC/CDC statements
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the product and adding devices on it, carefully read all
the documentation that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains detailed information on the ASUS NR-LSR
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the NR-LSR motherboard. It
includes brief descriptions of the special attributes of the motherboard
and the new technology it supports.
• Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
• Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and gives information
on the BIOS beep codes.
• Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
• Chapter 5: OS Installation
This chapter tells how to install SCSI, LAN, and VGA drivers for
various operating systems.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. The ASUS websites are listed in the
ASUS Contact Information on page x.
2. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address:
General Tel:
General Fax:
General Email:
150 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2894-3449
[email protected]
Technical Support
MB/Others (Tel):
Notebook (Tel):
Desktop/Server (Tel):
Support Fax:
Support Email:
Web Site:
Newsgroup:
+886-2-2890-7121 (English)
+886-2-2890-7122 (English)
+886-2-2890-7123 (English)
+886-2-2890-7698
[email protected]
www.asus.com.tw
cscnews.asus.com.tw
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address:
General Fax:
General Email:
6737 Mowry Avenue, Mowry Business Center,
Building 2, Newark, CA 94560, USA
+1-510-608-4555
[email protected]
Technical Support
Support Fax:
General Support:
Notebook Support:
Web Site:
Support Email:
+1-510-608-4555
+1-502-995-0883
+1-877-918-ASUS (2787)
www.asus.com
[email protected]
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Europe)
Address:
General Fax:
General Email:
Harkortstr. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany
+49-2102-442066
[email protected] (for marketing requests only)
Technical Support
Support Hotline:
Notebook (Tel):
Support Fax:
Support (Email):
Web Site:
x
MB/Others: +49-2102-9599-0
+49-2102-9599-10
+49-2102-9599-11
www.asuscom.de/de/support (for online support)
www.asuscom.de
NR-LSR specifications summary
CPU
Support for Intel® Pentium® 4 on Socket 478
Chipsets
RCC Grand Champion LE Server 2.0 (GCLE)
RCC Champion South Bridge 5.0 (CSB5)
RCC Champion I/O Bridge 2.0 (CIOB-X2)
Front Side Bus (FSB)
400 MHz
Memory
4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
Supports PC2100/PC1600 registered ECC DDR DIMMs
Supports 64MB to 8GB system memory
Onboard LAN
Intel® 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet controller
Intel® 82550PM Fast Ethernet controller
Onboard SCSI
LSI® 53C1010R PCI SCSI controller
Onboard VGA
ATI® RAGE-XL PCI-based VGA controller
Expansion slot
1 x PCI 64-bit 133/100MHz 3V
Supports two PCI-X cards on a riser card module
Rear panel I/O
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
2 x RJ-45 ports
1 x Serial port
1 x RJ-45 port (for server management)
1 x VGA port
1 x high density SCSI connector
2 x USB 1.1 ports
Internal connectors
1 x 68-pin Ultra-160 SCSI connectors
1 x Serial Port 2 (COM2) connector
CPU/Power/System fan connectors
24/20-pin ATX power connector
IDE LED/Power LED connectors
SCSI connectors
Chassis intrusion connector
BIOS features
4Mb Flash ROM, Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI, Green, PnP
features, and Enhanced Server BIOS features
Form Factor
Extended ATX form factor: 12 in x 12 in (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
Management software
Utilities
Contact information
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the features of the
NR-LSR motherboard. It includes brief
explanations of the special attributes of the
motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
Product introduction
Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome! ........................................................ 1-1
1.2
Special features ............................................. 1-2
1.3
Motherboard overview ................................... 1-6
ASUS NR-LSR motherboard
1.1
Welcome!
The ASUS® NR-LSR motherboard delivers a host of new features and
latest technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS
quality server motherboards!
The NR-LSR supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in 478-pin package
coupled with the ServerWorks® Grand Champion Low End (GCLE)
SystemSet to deliver a reliable and high performance server platform.
The NR-LSR is pre-installed in the ASUS AP160R-S 1U barebone
server system.
The figure below shows the top view of the NR-LSR motherboard installed
in the 1U system.
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1.2
Special features
1.2.1 Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The NR-LSR motherboard supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor via a
478-pin surface mount ZIF socket. The processor features the Intel®
NetBurst™ micro-architecture that includes hyper-pipelined technology, a
rapid execution engine, a 400MHz system bus, and an execution trace cache
to offer a significant increase in performance. See page 2-4 for more
information.
DDR memory support
Employing the Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, the NR-LSR
motherboard supports up to 8GB of system memory using PC2100/1600
registered ECC DDR DIMMs. The ultra-fast 200MHz memory bus doubles
the speed of the PC100 SDRAM to deliver the required bandwidth for the
latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. See page 2-10.
Dual-channel Ultra-160/320 SCSI
The LSI® 53C1010R 64-bit/66MHz PCI SCSI controller is onboard to
support dual-channel Ultra-160 SCSI connectors that provide high-speed
data transfer interfaces.
Advanced 64-bit PCI-X slots
The 64-bit/133MHz expansion slot onboard supports a proprietary riser
card with two PCI-X slots (on both sides). The PCI-X slots maximize I/O
bandwidth for the next generation 64-bit PCI-X cards that support
133/100MHz bus. The PCI-X specification 1.0a allows full peer-to-peer
transactions between PCI buses and provides options for intelligent I/O
and server management cards.
Onboard LAN
The motherboard comes with the Intel® 82550PM Fast Ethernet controller
and the Intel® 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet controller to support the latest
LAN technologies.
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Onboard VGA
The ATI Rage-XL PCI-based VGA controller integrates an 8MB display
SDRAM to provide onboard video solution.
Integrated IDE bridge
The motherboard includes two connectors to support an IDE board with
dual-channel bus master IDE connectors. The IDE connectors support
Ultra DMA 100/66/33, PIO modes 3 & 4 devices.
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1.2.2 Value-added solutions
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASUS ASIC to prevent
overheating and damage. The system fan rotations per minute (RPM) is
monitored for timely failure detection. The system voltage levels are
monitored to ensure stable supply of current for critical components.
Dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than 4 seconds
puts the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS
setting. Pressing the power switch for more than 4 seconds lets the
system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting.
Remote Ring In
This feature allows the system to wake up remotely through an internal or
external modem, if present.
Wake-Up support
The motherboard includes Wake-On-LAN, Wake-On-Ring, and BIOS
Wake-Up features.
Server management
The motherboard comes with an ASMC connector that supports the
optional ASMC-HE/ME/LE card to comply with server reliability, availability,
and serviceability requirements. Remote management response via
remote diagnostics and troubleshooting still works even when the
operating system has stopped functioning.
ACPI ready
The Advanced Configuration power Interface (ACPI) provides more energy
saving features for operating systems that support OS Direct Power
Management (OSPM).
Concurrent PCI
This feature allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master buses to the
memory and processor.
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Auto fan off
The system fans power off automatically when the system is in sleep
mode. This feature reduces both power consumption and system noise.
Chassis intrusion detection
The motherboard supports chassis intrusion monitoring through the ASUS
ASIC. A chassis intrusion event is retained in the system memory for more
protection.
Smart BIOS
The 4Mbit firmware gives an easy-to-use interface that provides more
control and protection to the motherboard. The BIOS has a boot block
write protection and HD/SCSI/MO/ZIP/CD/Floppy boot selection, and is
Year 2000 certified.
Compliance
Both the BIOS and the hardware levels of the motherboard meet the
stringent requirements for SDG 2.0 certification. The new SDG 2.0
requirements for systems and components are based on the following
high-level goals: support for Plug-and-Play compatibility and power
management for configuring and managing all system components, 32-bit
device drivers, and installation procedures for Windows NT/2000/XP.
Color-coded connectors and descriptive icons make identification easy as
required by the PC ‘99 specification.
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1.3
Motherboard overview
Before you install the NR-LSR motherboard, familiarize yourself with its
physical configuration and available features to facilitate the motherboard
installation and future upgrades. A sufficient knowledge of the motherboard
specifications will also help you avoid mistakes that may damage the
board and its components.
1.3.1 Major components
The following are the major components of the NR-LSR motherboard as
pointed out in the picture on page 1-7.
1.
Intel® 82550PM Fast Ethernet
controller
®
15. LPC super I/O controller
16. ASUS ASIC
2.
Intel 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet
controller
3.
ATI Rage-XL VGA controller
18. Ultra-160 SCSI connector
(internal)
4.
DDR DIMM sockets
19. PCI extended power connector
®
17. LSI® SCSI controller
5.
ServerWorks Grand Champion
LE North Bridge (CMIC-LE)
20. 64-bit 133/100MHz PCI slot
6.
ServerWorks® 64-bit I/O Bridge
(CIOB-X2)
22. PS/2 keyboard port
7.
5-switch DIP (CLKSW)
8.
CPU Socket 478
9.
24/20-pin ATX power connector
10. Backplane bridge board
connectors
11.
Flash ROM
12. 8-switch DIP (U78)
13. ServerWorks® Champion South
Bridge (CSB5)
14. Server Management
daughterboard connectors
21. PS/2 mouse port
23. RJ-45 port (100/10 Mbps)
24. RJ-45 port (1000/100/10 Mbps)
25. Serial port
26. RJ-45 port (for server
management)
27. VGA port
28. SCSI LED
29. High-density SCSI connector
30. USB 1.1 ports
31. Location switch
32. Location LED
See page 1-8 for the specifications of each component. Refer to
Chapter 2 for detailed information on the components.
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1.3.2 Core specifications
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Intel® 82550PM Fast Ethernet controller. This LAN controller fully
supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX networking protocols.
2
Intel® 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet controller. This controller is an
integrated Ethernet LAN component that supports 1000Mbps,
100Mbps, and 10Mbps data rates. The 82544GC is optimized for
LAN on Motherboard designs (LOM), enterprise networking, and
Internet appliances that use PCI or PCI-X bus. The controller
provides a 32/64-bit, 33/66MHz interface to the PCI bus that
supports PCI Specification Rev. 2.2, and to the PCI-X extension to
the PCI Local Bus Rev 1.0a at clock rates of up to 133MHz.
3
ATI Rage-XL VGA controller. This PCI-based VGA controller
supports up to 8MB display SDRAM for 1280x1024 and true color
resolutions.
4
DDR DIMM sockets. These six 184-pin DIMM sockets support up
to 8GB system memory using registered ECC PC2100/1600 DDR
DIMMs.
5
ServerWorks® Grand Champion LE north bridge (CMIC-LE).
The Champion Memory and I/O Controller LE (CMIC-LE) acts as
the host bridge of the Grand Champion Low End (GCLE)
SystemSet. The CMIC-LE device interfaces directly to the
processor bus, and integrates the functions of the main memory
controller and the Inter Module Bus (IMB) interface unit. The
processor interface supports a 400MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)
providing a 3.2GB/s bandwidth, 2-way interleaved 3.2GB/s memory
bandwidth with up to 8GB registered ECC PC2100/1600 DDR
DIMMs, and two high speed IMBs plus one thin IMB to connect to
the south bridge CSB5.
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ServerWorks® 64-bit I/O Bridge (CIOB-X2). The Champion I/O
Bridge (CIOB-X2) provides a high performance data flow path
between the IMB and the I/O subsystem, which supports multiple
PCI/PCI-X interfaces that allows large, efficient, and flexible I/O
configurations. The CIOB-X2 supports 64-bit PCI/PCI-X I/O buses
that comply with PCI 2.2 specification.
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5-switch DIP (CLKSW). This 5-switch Dual Inline Package (DIP)
allows you to set the CPU external frequency.
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CPU Socket 478. A 478-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) socket for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with 400 MHz
system bus that allows up to 3.2GB/s data transfer rate.
9
24/20-pin ATX power connector. This power connector is for an
ATX power supply.
10
Backplane bridge board connectors. These connectors are for
the bridge board that connects the motherboard to the backplane
board.
11
Flash ROM. This 4Mb firmware contains the programmable BIOS
program.
12
8-switch DIP (CLKSW). This 8-switch Dual Inline Package (DIP)
allows you to select the CPU frequency multiple.
13
ServerWorks® Champion south bridge (CSB5). The Champion
South Bridge (CSB5) primarily acts as a PCI to Low Pin Count
(LPC) bridge, but also supports several integrated functions
including dual-channel ATA/100 IDE controller, 4-port USB 1.1
interface, ACPI power management and detection, XIO-APIC, and
legacy functions 8237DMA, 8259APIC, and 8254 timer.
14
Daughterboard connectors. These connectors are for the
optional ASUS Server Management daughterboard.
15
LPC super I/O controller. This Low Pin Count (LPC) interface
provides the commonly used Super I/O functionality. The chipset
supports UART compatible serial ports, one parallel port with EPP
and ECP capabilities, a floppy drive, and PS/2 keyboard and
mouse.
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ASUS ASIC. This chip performs multiple system functions that
include hardware and system voltage monitoring, IRQ routing,
among others.
17
LSI® SCSI controller. The LSI 53C1010R SCSI controller supports
up to 30 SCSI devices through the onboard dual-channel SCSI
connectors.
18
Ultra-160 SCSI connector (internal). This dual-channel 68-pin
Ultra-160 SCSI connector supports up to 30 SCSI devices, and
data transfers of 160Mbps.
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PCI extended power connector. This connector provides the
additional power required by PCI cards.
20
64-bit 133/100MHz PCI slot. This PCI expansion slot is for the
proprietary riser card with dual PCI-X slots. The PCI-X slots support
bus master PCI-X/PCI cards.
21
PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
22
PS/2 keyboard port. This purple 6-pin connector is for a PS/2
keyboard.
23
RJ-45 port (100/10 Mbps). This port allows connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub to support 10BASE-T/
100BASE-TX networking protocols.
24
RJ-45 port (1000/100/10 Mbps). This port allows connection to a
Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub to support up to
1000Mbps data transfer rates.
25
Serial port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other
serial devices.
26
RJ-45 port (for server management). This port allows connection
to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub to support
the remote power management feature.
27
VGA port. This port is for a VGA-monitor or other VGA-compatible
devices.
28
SCSI LED. This LED indicates the status of the SCSI device
connected to the external SCSI connector.
29
High-density SCSI connector. This dual-channel 68-pin Ultra-160/
320 SCSI connector supports up to 30 SCSI devices, and data
transfers of 160Mbps/320Mbps.
30
USB 1.1 ports. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB devices.
31
Location switch. Pressing this switch causes the location LED to
light up, allowing you to locate a specific 1U system when several
system are installed in a rack. This switch has a counterpart on the
front panel. When you press either the front or rear panel location
switch, the location LED on both the front and rear panels light up.
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Location LED. This LED indicates the specific 1U system installed
on a rack.
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Chapter 2
This chapter describes the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes
details on the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
Hardware information
Chapter summary
2.1
Motherboard installation ............................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard layout ....................................... 2-2
2.3
Before you proceed ....................................... 2-3
2.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..................... 2-4
2.5
System memory ............................................. 2-8
2.6
Expansion slots ............................................ 2-11
2.7
Switches ....................................................... 2-13
2.8
Connectors ................................................... 2-15
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2.1
Motherboard installation
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. The NR-LSR uses the extended
ATX form factor that measures 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm).
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.1.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.1.2 Screw holes
Place eight (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the
motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2
Motherboard layout
30.5cm (12in)
EATXPOWER
DDR DIMMB2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMB1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
FAN4
DDR DIMMA2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
PS/2
FAN2
DDR DIMMA1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
Intel
82550
Fast
Ethernet
LAN1G
ServerWorks ®
CNB GCLE
North Bridge
ServerWorks ®
CIOB-X2
I/O Bridge
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
VGA
30.5cm (12in)
ERMCCON
COM1
Intel
82544GC
Gigabit
Ethernet
mPGA478G
COM2
LAN100
CLKSW
PCI1 (64bit/133Mhz 3V)
PCI_EXTPWR
SYSFAN1
SYSFAN2
FAN3
68
34
SCSI_LED
HDSCSI
AMS-A
ServerWorks ®
RCC CSB5
South Bridge
35
1
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USBX1
SCSI-B
LSI 53C1010R
SCSI
Controller
USBX2
®
ASUS
ASIC
with Hardware
Monitor
Super
I/O
4Mbit
Flash
BIOS
NR-LSR
LOCSW
LOCLED R476
U77
U79
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
AMS-B
BPCON
U78
PWRBTN
The SCSI features are optional. These components are grayed out in
the above motherboard layout.
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2.3
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
3. Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
5. Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is
detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or
components.
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2.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor. The
processor includes the Intel® NetBurst™ micro-architecture that features
the hyper-pipelined technology, rapid execution engine, 400MHz system
bus, and execution trace cache. Together, these attributes improve system
performance by allowing higher core frequencies, faster execution of
integer instructions, and data transfer rate of up to 3.2GB/s.
Gold Mark
Note in the illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on one
corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a
specific corner of the CPU socket.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
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2.4.2 Installing the CPU
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
2. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways, then lift it up to a
90°-100° angle.
Socket Lever
90 - 100
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle,
otherwise the CPU does not fit in completely.
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3. Position the CPU above the socket such that its marked corner
matches the base of the socket lever.
4. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
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5. When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side
tab to indicate that it is locked.
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2.4.3 Installing the heatsink
Follow these steps to install the CPU heatsink.
1. Carefully place the heatsink on top
of the installed CPU. The heatsink
fits in only one orientation. Take
note of the heatsink placement as
shown (ASUS logo facing the rear
panel).
2. Hold down the heatsink lightly and
twist each of the four screws with
a flat screw driver just enough to
attach the heatsink to the
motherboard.
3. When the four screws are
attached, tighten them one by one
to completely secure the heatsink.
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2.5
System memory
2.5.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 8GB
system memory using 184-pin registered PC2100/1600 DDR DIMMs with
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) and Error Check and Correction (ECC).
104 Pins
80 Pins
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A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
The DDR SDRAM technology evolved from the mainstream PC66, PC100,
PC133 memory known as Single Data Rate (SDR) SDRAM. DDR memory
however, has the ability to perform two data operations in one clock cycle,
thus providing twice the throughput of SDR memory. For example, a
200MHz DDR DIMM will support a 100MHz memory bus, and a 266MHz
DDR DIMM will support a 133MHz memory bus.
DDR Data Transfer Rate
DDR Base Frequency
266MHz
133MHz
200MHz
100MHz
A DDR DIMM has the same physical dimensions as an SDR DIMM, but it
has a 184-pin footprint compared to the 168-pin of the SDR DIMM. Also, a
DDR DIMM is single notched while an SDR DIMM is double notched.
Therefore, a DDR DIMM is not backward compatible with SDR, and should
be installed only in a socket specially designed for DDR DIMMs.
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2.5.2 Memory configurations
The motherboard supports system memory of up to 8GB in a two-way
interleaved configuration. As a rule, this configuration requires that you
install identical DDR DIMMs (exactly the same type and size) in pairs. For
example, if you installed a 512MB module into DDRA1, you must install
the same type of 512MB module into DDRB1. The same rule applies to
pair DDRA2/DDRB2.
An exception to the above rule allows you to install one DDR DIMM
into DDRA1 socket (the socket farthest from the edge of the
motherboard). Installing a single DIMM into any other socket would not
work.
The following table lists the DIMM socket pairs and the memory modules
that you can install.
Memory configuration table
DIMM Socket
184-pin ECC DDR DIMM
Total Memory
DDRA1
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRB1
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRA2
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
DDRB2
SDRAM 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
x1
Total System Memory (Max. 8GB)
=
The system chipset only supports PC2100/1600 registered ECC
DIMMs. Make sure to use only the specified DIMM types for stable
system operation.
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2.5.3 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing
DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Unlocked Retaining Clip
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.5.4 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1. Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
2. Remove the DIMM from the
socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing
the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
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2.6
Expansion slots
This motherboard has a 64-bit/133MHz PCI expansion slot that
accommodates a dual slot riser card. The riser card implements the PCI-X
(Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended) bus technology to support up
to 133MHz data transfers, or about 1.06GB/s. This bus technology is primarily
designed for servers to increase the performance of high bandwidth devices
such as Gigabit Ethernet cards and Ultra3 SCSI interfaces. PCI-X is backward
compatible with the earlier PCI bus technology making it possible to install
PCI and PCI-X cards at the same time, but the bus speed will be that of the
slowest card.
Installing a card into one of the slots allows for 133MHz bus speed.
Installing two cards reduces the bus speeds to 100MHz for both cards.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.6.1 Installing an expansion card
Follow these steps to install an expansion card.
1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2. Remove system cover and detach the riser card module from the
expansion slot.
3. Install the expansion card into one of the PCI-X slots on the riser card.
4. Re-install the riser card into the system.
5. Replace the system cover.
Refer to the AP160R-S system user guide for details on expansion
card installation.
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2.6.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the
software settings.
1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard Interrupt Assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
*
Priority
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot
82550PM LAN controller
82544GC LAN controller
SCSI controller
VGA controller
ASMB
A
5
2
8
9
1
3
B
6
—
—
10
—
4
C
7
—
—
—
—
17
D
13
—
—
—
—
18
E
14
—
—
—
—
—
F
15
—
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the
system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.7
Switches
The following figure shows the location and default settings of the DIP
switches on the motherboard.
Keep the default settings for stable system operation.
CLKSW
1 2 3 4 5
OFF
ON
ON
U78
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON
OFF
ON
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NR-LSR DIP Switches
1.Frequency Selection
2.Frequency Selection
3.Frequency Selection
4.Frequency Selection
5.Spread Spectrum
1.Reserved
2.Reserved
3.Reserved
4.Reserved
5.Frequency Multiple
6.Frequency Multiple
7.Frequency Multiple
8.Frequency Multiple
1. CPU external frequency selection (CLKSW Switches 1-5)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send the CPU.
This allows the selection of the CPU’s external frequency (or Bus
Clock). The BUS Clock multiplied by the Frequency Multiple equals the
CPU’s internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
To select the CPU external frequency using the DIP switches, ensure
that the JEN jumper is set to jumper mode.
CLKSW
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
ON
ON
ON
100MHz
101MHz
103MHz
1 2 3 4 5
ON
ON
CPU
1 2 3 4 5
CPU
105MHz
110MHz
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NR-LSR CPU
External Frequency Selection
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2. CPU Core:Bus frequency multiple (U78 Switches 1-8)
These switches allow you to set the frequency multiple between the
CPU internal and external frequencies. This must be set in conjunction
with the CPU Bus Frequency.
U78
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON
12x
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON
ON
ON
14x
15x
16x
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON
ON
ON
ON
18x
19x
20x
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON
22x
23x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
21x
ON
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Multiple Selection
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
11x
17x
NR-LSR
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10x
13x
®
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
8x
24x
The option to set the CPU core:bus frequency multiple is available only
on unlocked CPUs. If you are using a locked CPU, setting the switches
does not produce any effect.
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2.8
Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the internal connectors on the
motherboard.
1. Chassis alarm lead (4-1 pin U79)
This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature.
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this
lead to record a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection
feature, remove the jumper cap from the pins.
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Chassis Signal
Ground
+5Volt
(Power Supply Stand By)
U79
2. Serial port 2 connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector accommodates a second serial port using an optional
serial port bracket. Connect the bracket cable to this connector then
install the bracket into a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
COM2
1
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NR-LSR Serial COM2 Connector
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3. ATX power connector (24/20-pin EATXPWR)
This connector is for a 24/20-pin power plug from an ATX 12V power
supply. The plug from the power supply is designed to fit this connector
in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down
firmly until the plug completely fits.
Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the
+12V lead and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The
minimum recommended wattage is 230W, or 300W for a fully
configured system. The system may become unstable and may
experience difficulty powering up if the power supply is inadequate.
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1
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
24-pin
Power Connector
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
EATXPWR
For Power Supply
with 20-pin
Power Connector
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4. CPU, Chassis, and Power Fan Connectors
(3-pin FAN1, FAN2, FAN3, FAN4)
(8-pin SYSFAN1, SYSFAN2)
The motherboard has six fan connectors to support cooling fans of
350mA~740mA (8.88W max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at
+12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the
motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches
the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
FAN2
FAN4
FAN3
Rotation
+12V
GND
GND
+12V
Rotation
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NR-LSR 12-Volt Cooling Fan Power
Rotation
Rotation
+12V
GND
Rotation
Rotation
+12V
GND
SYSFAN1
SYSFAN2
1
®
NR-LSR
1
NR-LSR 8-Pin SystemFan
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5. Ultra160 SCSI connector (SCSIB)
This motherboard has two 68-Pin Ultra160 SCSI connectors, one
internal and one external (see section “1.4 Motherboard overview” for
details on the external SCSI connector). The SCSI connectors can
support a maximum of 15 devices as specified by Ultra160 standards.
68-Pin Ultra160/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
1 35
68
34
SCSI-B
68-Pin Ultra160/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
34 68
35
1
HDSCSI
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SCSI Connection Notes
The onboard SCSI chipset incorporates an advanced multimode I/O cell
that supports both single-ended (SE), Ultra2, and Ultra160 devices. With
Ultra160 devices, the SCSI bus platform performs at full Ultra160 speeds
(up to 160MB/s) and extended cabling 12m (or 25m in a point-to-point
configuration). When an SE device is attached, the bus defaults to an SE
speed and 1.5m cable length.
Connect SCSI devices as shown. Each channel should have only one
type of SCSI standard (e.g. Ultra160, Ultra2, Ultra-Wide). Mixing SCSI
devices on the same channel decreases performance of the slower
device.
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
Channel B
Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
Channel A
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Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
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6. Backplane bridge connectors (BPCON)
These connectors are for the backplane bridge board that connects the
motherboard to the backplane board.
Connect to BPCON connectors
on the motherboard
Connect to BPCON connectors
on the backplane board
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7. Power button connector (PWRBTN)
If the motherboard is not installed in the AP160R-S system, this
connector allows you to turn the power ON or OFF, or reset the
system.
If the motherboard is installed in the AP160R-S system, you don’t need
this connector. The system has a power button and a reset button that
are accessible from the front panel.
PWRBTN
1 2
2 3
®
NR-LSR
POWER ON
RESET
NR-LSR POWER Setting
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the power up
sequence and gives information on the
BIOS beep codes.
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
Starting up for the first time .......................... 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer ........................... 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1. After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off.
3. Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4. Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5. Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power (if you are using an ATX power supply, you need to
switch on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on
the front of the chassis).
6. After applying power, the power LED on the system front panel case lights
up. For ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power switch. If your monitor complies with “green” standards or if it
has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch
between orange and green after the system LED turns on. The system
then runs the power-on tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps
or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything
within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may
have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or
call your retailer for assistance.
Award BIOS Beep Codes
Beep
Meaning
One short beep when
displaying logo
No error during POST
Long beeps in an endless loop
No DRAM installed or detected
One long beep followed by
three short beeps
Video card not found or video card
memory bad
High frequency beeps when
system is working
CPU overheated;
System running at a lower frequency
7. At power on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
You must first exit the operating system and shut down the system before
switching off the power. For ATX power supplies, you can press the ATX
power switch after exiting or shutting down the operating system. If you
use Windows 2000/XP, click the Start button, click Shut Down, then click
the OK button to shut down the computer. The power supply should turn
off after Windows shuts down.
The message “You can now safely turn off your computer” does not
appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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Chapter 4
This chapter tells how to change system
settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS .............. 4-1
4.2
BIOS Setup program ...................................... 4-5
4.3
Main Menu ...................................................... 4-8
4.4
Advanced Menu ........................................... 4-15
4.5
Power Menu .................................................. 4-21
4.6
Boot Menu .................................................... 4-25
4.7
Server Menu ................................................. 4-27
4.8
Exit Menu ...................................................... 4-28
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
4.1.1 Creating a bootable disk
AFLASH.EXE is a Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by
uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM on the
motherboard. This file works only in DOS mode. To determine the BIOS
version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code
displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup.
Larger numbers represent a newer BIOS file.
1. Type FORMAT A:/S at the DOS prompt to create a bootable system
disk. DO NOT copy AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS to the disk.
2. Type COPY D:\AFLASH\AFLASH.EXE A:\ (assuming D is your
CD-ROM drive) to copy AFLASH.EXE to the boot disk you created.
AFLASH works only in DOS mode. It does not work in the DOS prompt
within Windows, and does not work with certain memory drivers that
may be loaded when you boot from the hard drive. It is recommended
that you reboot using a floppy disk.
3. Reboot the computer from the floppy disk.
BIOS setup must specify “Floppy” as the first item in the boot
sequence.
4. In DOS mode, type A:\AFLASH <Enter> to run AFLASH.
If the word “unknown” appears after Flash Memory:, the memory chip
is either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and
therefore, cannot be programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
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5. Select 1. Save Current BIOS to File from the Main menu and press
<Enter>. The Save Current BIOS To File screen appears.
6. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-XX.XXX, then
press <Enter>.
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4.1.2 Updating the BIOS
Update the BIOS only if you have problems with the motherboard and
you are sure that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems.
Careless updating may result to more problems with the motherboard!
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or
FTP) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page x for details) and
save to the boot floppy disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the floppy disk.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 then press <Enter>. The Update BIOS
Including Boot Block and ESCD screen appears.
5. Type the filename of your new BIOS and the path, for example,
A:\XXX-XX.XXX, then press <Enter>.
To cancel this operation, press <Enter>.
6. When prompted to confirm the BIOS update, press Y to start the
update.
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7. The utility starts to program the new BIOS information into the Flash
ROM. The boot block is updated automatically only when necessary.
This minimizes the possibility of boot problems in case of update
failures. When the programming is done, the message “Flashed
Successfully” appears.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn
off the system because this may cause boot problems. Just repeat the
process, and if the problem persists, load the original BIOS file you
saved to the boot disk. If the Flash Memory Writer utility is not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, the system may not boot. If
this happens, call the ASUS service center for support.
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4.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Flash ROM that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to the
power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system
using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the Flash ROM.
The Flash ROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility, otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is
a menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various
sub-menus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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4.2.1 BIOS menu bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Use this menu to make changes to the basic system
configuration.
ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the
advanced features.
POWER
Use this menu to configure power management features.
BOOT
Use this menu to configure the default system device used
to locate and load the Operating System.
SERVER
Use this menu to set server-related items
EXIT
Use this menu to exit the current menu or to exit the Setup
program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.2 Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar
allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table
lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.
Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
<F1> or <Alt + H>
Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the BIOS Setup
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main
menu from a sub-menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values for the
highlighted field
+ (plus key) or spacebar Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted
field
<Home> or <PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the first field
<End> or <PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the last field
<F5>
Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults
<F10>
Saves changes and exits Setup
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General help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also
provides a General Help screen. You may launch this screen from any
menu by simply pressing <F1> or the <Alt> + <H> combination. The
General Help screen lists the legend keys and their corresponding
functions.
Saving changes and exiting the Setup program
See “4.8 Exit Menu” for detailed information on saving changes and exiting
the setup program.
Scroll bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that
there is more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window. Use
<PgUp> and <PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the
entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press
<End> to go to the last page. To exit the help window, press <Enter> or
<Esc>.
Sub-menu
Note that a right pointer symbol (as shown on the
left) appears to the left of certain fields. This pointer
indicates that you can display a sub-menu from this
field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a
field parameter. To display a sub-menu, move the
highlight to the field and press <Enter>. The submenu appears. Use the legend keys to enter values
and move from field to field within a sub-menu as
you would within a menu. Use the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the legend keys and their
corresponding functions. Practice navigating through the various menus
and sub-menus. If you accidentally make unwanted changes to any of the
fields, use the set default hot key <F5> to load the Setup default values.
While moving around through the Setup program, note that explanations
appear in the Item Specific Help window located to the right of each menu.
This window displays the help text for the currently highlighted field.
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4.3
Main Menu
When you enter the Setup program, the following screen appears.
System Time [XX:XX:XX]
Sets the system to the time that you specify (usually the current time). The
format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and second
are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use the <Tab>
or <Shift> + <Tab> keys to move between the hour, minute, and second
fields.
System Date [XX/XX/XXXX]
Sets the system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month, day, year. Valid values for month, day, and year are
Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2099). Use the <Tab> or
<Shift> + <Tab> keys to move between the month, day, and year fields.
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [None] [360K,
5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. The Floppy 3
Mode feature allows reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB)
on a 3.5-inch diskette. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Supervisor Password [Disabled] / User Password [Disabled]
These fields allow you to set passwords. To set a password, highlight the
appropriate field and press <Enter>. Type in a password then press <Enter>.
You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other
characters are ignored. To confirm the password, type the password again
and press <Enter>. The password is now set to [Enabled]. This password
allows full access to the BIOS Setup menus. To clear the password, highlight
this field and press <Enter>. The same dialog box as above appears. Press
<Enter>. The password is set to [Disabled].
A note about passwords
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify passwords in the Main
menu. The passwords control access to the BIOS during system startup.
Passwords are not case sensitive, meaning, passwords typed in either
uppercase or lowercase letters are accepted. The BIOS Setup program
allows you to specify two different passwords: a Supervisor password and
a User password. If you did not set a Supervisor password, anyone can
access the BIOS Setup program. If you did, the Supervisor password is
required to enter the BIOS Setup program and to gain full access to the
configuration fields.
Forgot the password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. To erase the
RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Short the solder pads R476 for about 5 seconds (see illustration
below for the location).
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
R476
Short solder points
to Clear CMOS
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
®
NR-LSR
NR-LSR Clear RTC RAM Setting
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Halt On [All Errors]
This field specifies the types of errors that will cause the system to halt.
Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Error] [All but Keyboard] [All but
Disk] [All but Disk/Keyboard]
Installed Memory [XXX MB]
This field automatically displays the amount of conventional memory
detected by the system during the boot process.
4.3.1 Primary and Secondary Master/Slave
Type [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, Setup automatically fills in the correct values for
the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, this may
be because the hard disk drive is too old or too new. If the hard disk was
already formatted on an older system, Setup may detect incorrect
parameters. In these cases, select [User Type HDD] to manually enter the
IDE hard disk drive parameters. Refer to the next section for details.
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have
the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to
recognize the installed hard disk.
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[User Type HDD]
Manually enter the number of cylinders, heads and sectors per track for
the drive. Refer to the drive documentation or on the drive label for this
information.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives.
This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk.
Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to
active.
If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not replacing it,
select [None].
Other options for the Type field are:
[CD-ROM] - for IDE CD-ROM drives
[LS-120] - for LS-120 compatible floppy disk drives
[ZIP] - for ZIP-compatible disk drives
[MO] - for IDE magneto optical disk drives
[Other ATAPI Device] - for IDE devices not listed here
After making your selections on this sub-menu, press the <Esc> key to
return to the Main menu. When the Main menu appears, the hard disk
drive field displays the size for the hard disk drive that you configured.
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Translation Method [LBA]
Select the hard disk drive type in this field. When Logical Block Addressing
(LBA) is enabled, the 28-bit addressing of the hard drive is used without
regard for cylinders, heads, or sectors. Note that LBA Mode is necessary
for drives with more than 504MB storage capacity. Configuration options:
[LBA] [LARGE] [Normal] [Match Partition Table] [Manual]
Cylinders
This field configures the number of cylinders. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value. To make changes to this
field, set the Type field to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field to [Manual].
Head
This field configures the number of read/write heads. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value. To make changes to this
field, set the Type field to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field to [Manual].
Sector
This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value. To make changes to this
field, set the Type field to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field to [Manual].
CHS Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum CHS capacity as calculated by the
BIOS based on the drive information you entered.
Maximum LBA Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum LBA capacity as calculated by the
BIOS based on the drive information you entered.
Multi-Sector Transfers [Maximum]
This option automatically sets the number of sectors per block to the
highest number that the drive supports. Note that when this field is
automatically configured, the set value may not always be the fastest
value for the drive. You may also manually configure this field. Refer to the
documentation that came with the hard drive to determine the optimum
value and set it manually. To make changes to this field, set the Type field
to [User Type HDD]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4
Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16 Sectors] [32 Sectors] [Maximum]
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SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring,
Analysis and Reporting Technology) system that utilizes internal hard disk
drive monitoring technology. This parameter is normally disabled because
the resources used in the SMART monitoring feature may decrease
system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PIO Mode [4]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the
IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successive increase in
performance. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
Ultra DMA Mode [Disabled]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for
compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA
capability. To make changes to this field, set the Type field to [User Type
HDD]. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Disabled]
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4.3.2 Keyboard Features
Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system
boot. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Keyboard Auto-Repeat Rate [6/Sec]
This controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Configuration options:
[6/Sec] [8/Sec] [10/Sec] [12/Sec] [15/Sec] [20/Sec] [24/Sec] [30/Sec]
Keyboard Auto-Repeat Delay [1/4 Sec]
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second
characters. Configuration options: [1/4 Sec] [1/2 Sec] [3/4 Sec] [1 Sec]
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Advanced Menu
CPU Speed [Manual]
This field displays the auto-detected CPU speed.
CPU Level 1 Cache, CPU Level 2 Cache [Enabled]
These fields allow you to choose from the default [Enabled] or choose
[Disabled] to turn on or off the CPU Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BIOS Update [Enabled]
This field functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply
the processor with the required data. When set to [Enabled], the BIOS
loads the update on all processors during system bootup. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PS/2 Mouse Function Control [Auto]
The default setting [Auto] allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse at
startup. If a mouse is detected, the BIOS assigns IRQ12 to the PS/2
mouse. Otherwise, IRQ12 can be used for expansion cards. When you set
this field to [Enabled], BIOS reserves IRQ12, whether or not a PS/2 mouse
is detected at startup. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Auto]
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OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M [Disabled]
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than
64MB, you need to set this option to [Enabled]. Otherwise, leave to the
default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Support [Auto]
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. The
default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a USB device at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If not detected, the
USB controller legacy mode is disabled.
When you set this field to [Disabled], the USB controller legacy mode is
disabled whether or not you are using a USB device. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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4.4.1 Chip Configuration
Video Memory Cache Mode [UC]
USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache
technology for the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve
the display speed by caching the display data. You must set this to UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature; otherwise
your system may not boot. Configuration options: [UC] [USWC]
Onboard PCI IDE [Both]
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, both the primary and
secondary channels, or disable both channels. Configuration options:
[Both] [Primary] [Disabled]
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4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration
Floppy Disk Access Control [R/W]
When set to [Read Only], this parameter protects files from being copied to
floppy disks by allowing reads from, but not writes to, the floppy disk drive.
The default setting [R/W] allows both reads and writes. Configuration
options: [R/W] [Read Only]
Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8H/IRQ4]
Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8H/IRQ3]
These fields allow you to set the addresses for the onboard serial
connectors. Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2 must have different addresses.
Configuration options: [3F8H/IRQ4] [2F8H/IRQ3] [3E8H/IRQ4] [2E8H/
IRQ10] [Disabled]
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4.4.3 PCI Configuration
Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3 IRQ [Auto]
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The
default setting for each field is [Auto], which utilizes auto-routing to
determine IRQ use. Configuration options: [Auto] [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9]
[10] [11] [12] [14] [15]
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Some non-standard VGA cards, like graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. Setting this field to [Enabled] corrects
this problem. If you are using standard VGA cards, leave this field to the
default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Latency Timer [32]
Leave on default setting for best performance vs. stability.
ONB SCSI Controller [Enabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the onboard SCSI controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard SCSI BIOS [Auto]
[Auto] allows the motherboard BIOS to detect if you have a SCSI
controller. If the SCSI controller is detected, the SCSI BIOS will be
enabled. If no SCSI controller is detected, the onboard SCSI BIOS will be
disabled. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates the onboard SCSI BIOS so
that the BIOS on an add-on SCSI card can be used. If your SCSI card
does not have a BIOS, the SCSI card will not function. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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ONB SCSI BIOS First [No]
This field allows giving priority to the onboard SCSI BIOS for SCSI
functions over other SCSI controllers. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
ONB Primary SCSI Term [Enabled]
ONB Secondary SCSI Term [Enabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the onboard termination for the
primary and secondary SCSI channels. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Primary VGA BIOS First [PCI VGA Card]
This field allows you to select the primary graphics card. Configuration
options: [PCI VGA Card] [Onboard VGA]
USB Function [Enabled]
Set this field to [Enabled] if you want to use Universal Serial Bus devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Controller [Enabled
Onboard 2nd LAN Controller [Enabled]
These fields allow you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Onboard 2nd LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], these fields allow the system to boot from the
network using the onboard LAN controller boot ROM. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5
Power Menu
The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature
turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of
inactivity.
Power Management [User Defined]
This field allows you to activate or deactivate the automatic power saving
features. When set to [Disabled], the power management features do not
function regardless of the other settings on this menu. The [User Defined]
option allows you to set the period of inactivity before the system enters
suspend mode. Refer to “Suspend Mode” item.
When set to [Max Saving], system power is conserved to its greatest
amount. This setting automatically puts the system into suspend mode
after a brief period of system inactivity. [Min Saving] allows the least power
saving as the system enters suspend mode only after a long period of
inactivity. Configuration options: [User Defined] [Disabled] [Min Saving]
[Max Saving]
You should install the Advanced Power Management (APM) utility to
keep the system time updated even when the computer enters
suspend mode. In Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install
Windows with the APM feature. In Windows 98 or later, APM is
automatically installed as indicated by a battery and power cord icon
labeled “Power Management” in the Control Panel. Select the item
“Advanced” in the Power Management Properties dialog box.
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Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off ]
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Always On] [Suspend -> Off]
Video Off Method [DPMS OFF]
This field defines the video off features. The Display Power Management
System (DPMS) feature allows the BIOS to control the video display card if
it supports the DPMS feature. [Blank Screen] only blanks the screen. Use
this for monitors without power management or “green” features.
Even if installed, your screen saver does not display when you select
[Blank Screen] for the above field.
[V/H SYNC+Blank] blanks the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal
scanning. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank]
[DPMS Standby] [DPMS Suspend] [DPMS OFF] [DPMS Reduce ON]
HDD Power Down [Disabled]
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of
inactivity as set in this user-configurable field. This feature does not affect
SCSI hard drives. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [3
Min]...[15 Min]
Suspend Mode [Disabled]
Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1~2 Min] [2~3 Min] [4~5 min] [8~9 Min]
[20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [1 Hour]
PWR Button < 4 Secs [Soft Off]
When set to [Soft off], the ATX switch can be used as a normal system
power-off button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. [Suspend] allows
the button to have a dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds
puts the system in sleep mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX
switch for more than 4 seconds powers off the system. Configuration
options: [Soft off] [Suspend]
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4.5.1 Power Up Control
AC PWR Loss Restart [Disabled]
This allows you to set whether or not to reboot the system after power
interruptions. [Disabled] leaves your system off while [Enabled] reboots the
system. [Previous State] sets the system back to the state it was before
the power interruption. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
[Previous State]
Wake/Power Up On Ext. Modem [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is
in Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Onboard LAN Power Up [Disabled]
Power Up on PCI Card [Disabled]
These fields allow you to boot your computer from another computer by
sending a wake-up frame or signal to the LAN device, or the PCI modem
card if present. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Automatic Power Up [Disabled]
This allows an unattended or automatic system power up. You may
configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting
[Everyday] or at a certain time and day by selecting [By Date].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Everyday] [By Date]
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the MB (motherboard) and
CPU temperatures. Set to [Ignore] only if necessary.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage, 3VSB
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the voltage output by the
onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error
message appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power
setup menu for details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to
continue or DEL to enter SETUP”.
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4.6
Boot Menu
The motherboard BIOS supports the BIOS Boot Specification (BBS)
version 1.01. BBS is an intelligent mechanism that provides flexible ways
to set boot sequence for Initial Program Load (IPL) devices such as
CD-ROMs, network remote boot ROM, and SCSI or RAID controllers on
PnP cards.
The IPL devices are classified into three categories:
1. BIOS Aware IPL Devices (BAID)
2. PnP devices, includes Boot Connection Vector (BCV) and Bootstrap
Entry Vector (BEV) devices
3. Legacy devices
1st Boot : (BAID) [<0> Floppy]
This field allows you to select a BIOS Aware IPL Devices (BAID) to boot
from. A BAID is any device that can boot on an operating system but
requires a specific BIOS code for support. Bootable FDDs, ATA HDD,
ATAPI CD-ROM, ATA ZIP, and ATA MO drives are classified as BAID. The
drives present in the system will appear as options for this field.
2nd Boot : (BCV) [None]
This field allows you to select a Boot Connection Vector (BCV) device to
boot from. BCV devices include SCSI controllers or SCSI cards, RAID
cards, and other devices on add-on cards with option ROM that hooks INT
13 to BIOS. The BCV devices present in the system will appear as options
for this field. The field shows [None] if no BCV device is installed.
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3rd Boot : (BEV) [<0> Intel Corporation]
This field allows you to select a Bootstrap Entry Vector (BCV) device to
boot from. BEV devices include network controllers or cards. The BEV
devices present in the system will appear as options for this field. For this
motherboard, the following options are present onboard:
[<0> Intel Corporation IBA 4.0.22 Slo (LAN A)]
[<1> Intel Corporation IBA 4.0.22 Slo (LAN B)]
4th Boot : (Legacy) [Disabled]
This field reserves the boot sequence selection only to legacy devices
including FDD, HDD, CD-ROM, SCSI, and LAN. This mode does not allow
booting from a boot device on an add-on card or controller. If you wish to
assign a device as a 1st Boot device for a specific application, you must
set that legacy device at the 1st Boot sequence.
For this motherboard, the following options are present onboard:
[Disabled] [Floppy] [HDD] [CD-ROM] [LAN Option ROM] [SCSI]
Plug & Play O/S [No]
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to
configure the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. When [Yes] is
selected, interrupts may be reassigned by the OS. If you installed a nonPnP OS or if you want to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, keep
the default setting [No]. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Reset Configuration Data [No]
The Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) contain information
about non-PnP devices. It also holds the complete record of how the
system was configured the last time it was booted. Select [Yes] if you want
to clear these data during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST). Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
MPS 1.4 Support [Enabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the MultiProcessor Specification
1.4 support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
This field speeds up the Power-On-Self Test (POST) routine by skipping
retesting a second, third, and fourth time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Enabled]
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Server Menu
Remote Console [Disabled]
This field allows the text mode VGA display to be sent out to VT100
terminal through COM1. This function is effective at BIOS POST and DOS
environment. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [POST Only]
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4.8
Exit Menu
When you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the
Setup program, save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the
menu bar to display the following menu.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit Saving Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on
even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes
while exiting.
Exit Discarding Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
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Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation
appears. Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously
saved values.
Save Changes
This option saves your selections without exiting the Setup program. You
can then return to other menus and make further changes. After you select
this option, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to save any
changes to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 4: BIOS Setup
Chapter 5
This chapter tells how to install SCSI, LAN,
and VGA drivers for various operating
systems.
OS Installation
Chapter summary
5.1
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 ................ 5-1
5.2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server ................... 5-9
5.3
Microsoft Windows XP Professional .......... 5-16
5.4
Novell NetWare Server................................. 5-18
5.5
Linux RedHat 7.2 .......................................... 5-22
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Microsoft® Windows® NT Server 4.0
5.1.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation
Windows NT 4.0 do not have drivers for the new SCSI controllers, you
must load the driver manually prior to Windows NT 4.0 installation.
A. Preparing an LSI Driver Disk
The drivers are located on the ASUS Driver Support CD at:
\Drivers\Sdms\Drivers\WINNT
Copy all the files and subdirectory under the WINNT subdirectory to the
root directory of a clean floppy disk. Use this LSI driver disk during
installation, or use the self-extracting image files for Windows NT drivers.
The LSI_U3.SYS executable driver is in ASUS Driver Support CD at:
\Drivers\Sdms\Diskimag\NT40.exe
B. New System Installation
This procedure installs the LSI_U3.SYS driver onto a Windows NT system.
Use this procedure when installing Windows NT onto an unused SCSI
drive. Windows NT automatically adds the driver to the registry and copies
the driver to the appropriate directory. There are two methods to install the
Windows NT system. One is installed by booting from NT CD Disc; the
other is by booting from NT three installation floppy disks.
B1. CD-ROM Installation
1.
2.
Start the Windows NT installation by booting from the Windows NT
CD-ROM. The system BIOS must support booting from a CD-ROM.
LSI BIOS settings may need to be changed to allow CD-ROM booting
when using SCSI-interface CD-ROM drive.
When the screen displays “Windows NT Setup”, immediately press
the F6 key. This must be done or else the new driver installed from
the LSI driver disk will not be recognized.
Even if you did not press F6, you are still allowed to load additional
drivers later in the installation process. However, any drivers loaded
during Windows NT Setup are not immediately recognized and no
devices controlled by that driver are available during Windows NT
Setup.
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3.
4.
5.
When prompted for the manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk,
insert the appropriate LSI driver disk containing the Windows NT
driver required to support your LSI adapter(s) and press Enter. The
driver files are distributed with ASUS Driver Support CD and are
created from above “Preparing a LSI Driver disk” Section.
Depending on the driver being installed, “Symbios Ultra3 PCI SCSI
Driver” is shown highlighted. Press Enter to proceed.
Windows NT should now recognize the miniport driver(s) and the
SCSI hardware. Press Enter to continue. As for the onboard LAN and
VGA, please refer to the later sections for network and graphics
driver installation.
B2. Boot Floppy Disk Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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Start the Windows NT installation by booting from the Microsoft Setup
floppy disk.
Press Enter when the Welcome to Setup screen appears. The
Windows NT Workstation Setup window appears next.
Press S to skip automatic detection and perform a manual selection.
A screen displays the message “Setup has recognized the following
mass storage devices in your computer...”.
With floppy disk 2, there is an initial setup screen that prompts you to
continue by pressing Enter.
Press S to skip mass storage device detection. If you pressed Enter,
the installation program scans for SCSI adapters and finds the LSI
PCI driver 53C1010R, which is an older version of the
SYMC8XX.SYS driver. Let installation continue and change the drive
when the installation is completed. To change the driver, see
“C. Existing System Installation.”
When a screen displays the SCSI adapters found, select S to
configure additional SCSI adapters.
Move the highlight bar to Other and press Enter.
When prompted for the manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk,
insert the appropriate LSI driver disk containing the Windows NT
driver required to support your LSI adapter(s) and press Enter. The
driver files are distributed with ASUS Driver Support CD and are
created from the previous section for “Preparing a LSI Driver disk”.
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9.
Depending on the driver being installed, Symbios Ultra3 PCI SCSI
Driver is shown highlighted. Press Enter to proceed.
10. The Windows NT Workstation Setup window reappears. If using an
IDE CD-ROM Drive for installation, press S to load additional drives.
Another window appears. Scroll up and select: IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI
1.2/PCI IDE Controller. Press Enter. (-or-) If you have completed
configuring additional SCSI adapters, press Enter.
11. Windows NT should now recognize the miniport driver and the SCSI
hardware. Press Enter to continue. At this point, simply follow the
Microsoft Windows NT installation procedure. As for the onboard LAN
and VGA, please refer to the later sections for network and graphics
driver installation.
C. Existing System Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Boot Windows NT system and log on as Administrator.
Click on the Start button. Select Settings—>Control Panel.
Double click on SCSI Adapters icon.
Click the Drivers tab. If the old NCRSDMS.SYS, NCRC810.SYS,
NCRC8XX.SYS, or SYMC810.SYS drivers are listed, select the
driver(s) and choose Remove before adding the new driver. If the
driver name of the driver you are installing SYM_HI.SYS or
LSI_U3.SYS is listed, remove it before adding the new driver. Select
OK when the Remove Driver message prompts: “Are you sure you
want to remove this driver?” Click OK.
Click Add. A list of installed adapters will appear.
Click the Have Disk button.
When prompted, insert the appropriate LSI driver disk containing the
Windows NT driver required to support your LSI adapter(s). The path
to copy manufacturer’s files is: A:\WINNT\MINIPORT and select OK.
Depending on the driver being installed, Symbios Ultra3 PCI SCSI
Driver is shown highlighted on the Install Driver menu. If it is not
highlighted, select it. Choose OK.
For the path to the OEM SCSI Adapter files, A:\WINNT\MINIPORT
should be displayed. Select Continue. Then remove the floppy disk
from your A: drive.
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10. The System Settings Change message displays: “You must restart
your computer before the new settings take effect. Do you want to
restart your computer now?” Click on the Yes button to restart and
reboot Windows NT. If you choose Cancel, remember that you must
restart before the new driver loads.
11. Rebooting loads your new miniport driver(s).
5.1.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver
Installation
A. Preparing the Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Disk
Windows NT 4.0 does not have the drivers for the Intel 82550PM and Intel
82544GC LAN controllers. Before installing Windows NT 4.0, copy the
LAN drivers from the NR-LSR support CD into a floppy disk.
Prepare one blank formatted high density floppy disk before
proceeding.
1.
2.
Insert the NR-LSR support CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Run the dcreat.exe utility from the following path:
\Drivers\LAN\MAKEDISK
3.
4.
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Click on Create Disk from the above screen and insert the floppy disk
into the floppy disk drive when prompted.
Proceed to the next section to install the LAN drivers from the driver
disk that you created.
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B. New System Installation
1.
When the Installing Windows NT Networking screen appears, press
Next to display the following screen.
2.
3.
Check the Wired to the Network box, then click Next.
On the screen that appears, click the button Select from list... to
dispaly the following.
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4.
5.
Insert the LAN driver disk that you created, then click Have Disk...
Type A:\ in the dialog box that appears, then click OK. The following
screen lists the Intel LAN adapters that you can install.
6.
Select Intel(R) PRO/100 Family Adapter, then click OK. Follow the
succeeding screen instructions.
When done, the following screen appears showing the Intel(R)
PRO/100 Family Adapter in the list.
7.
8. Click Select from list..., then click Have Disk...
9. Type A:\ in the dialog box, then click OK.
10. In the following screen, select Intel(R) PRO/1000 Family Adapter, then
click OK. Follow the succeeding screen instructions.
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11. When done, the following screen appears showing the Intel(R)
PRO/1000 Family Adapter in the list.
12. Click Next and follow any other screen instructions to complete the
installation.
C. Existing System Installation
1.
2.
4.
Double-click the Network icon in the Control Panel.
Select the Adapter tab, then click Add. A list of adapters appears.
Do not select an adapter from the list. Instead, insert the LAN driver
disk that you created from the NR-LSR support CD.
Refer to the section “A. Preparing the Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN
Driver Disk” if you have not yet created the LAN driver disk.
5.
Follow steps 4 to 12 in the section “B. New System Installation” to
install the required LAN drivers.
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5.1.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation
1.
2.
Insert the ASUS TRL-DLS support CD into your CD-ROM drive.
If Autorun in enabled in your computer, the following screen appears.
Click on ATI Rage XL Display Driver to install the driver.
If Autorun is disabled, install the display driver from the following path:
\Drivers\Display\Nt40\Setup.exe
3.
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Follow the screen instructions to complete the installation.
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5.2
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server
5.2.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation
A. Preparing an LSI Driver Disk
The drivers are located on ASUS Driver Support CD at:
\Drivers\Sdms\Drivers\Win2k
Copy all the files and subdirectory under the Win2k subdirectory to the
root directory of a clean floppy disk. Use this LSI driver disk during
installation. (-or-) Use the self-extracting image files for Windows 2000
drivers.
For the LSI_U3.SYS driver, the executable file is located here:
\Drivers\Sdms\Diskimag\Win2k.exe
B. New System Installation
The LSI_U3.SYS drivers are non-bundled drivers. The LSI_U3.SYS driver
supports the LSI LSI 53C1010R/53C1030 controller. To install Windows
2000 on a new system, the system BIOS must support booting from a CDROM. LSI BIOS settings may need to be changed to allow CD-ROM
booting.
1.
2.
Start the Windows 2000 installation by booting from the Windows
2000 CD-ROM.
For installation of the LSI_U3.SYS drivers, when the screen displays
“Windows 2000 Setup”, press the F6 key to install the LSI_U3.SYS
drivers. This must be done or else these new drivers is not
recognized.
Even if you did not press F6, you are still allowed to load additional
drivers later in the installation process. However, any drivers loaded
during Windows NT Setup are not immediately recognized and no
devices controlled by that driver are available during Windows 2000
Setup.
3.
When prompted for the manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk,
insert the appropriate LSI driver disk containing the Windows 2000
driver required to support your LSI adapter(s) and press Enter. The
LSI Driver disk is creating prior to installing Windows 2000.
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4.
5.
The appropriate driver is shown highlighted. Press Enter to proceed.
Return to the Windows 2000 Setup screen. Press Enter to proceed.
The message about setup loading files appears. At this point, simply
follow the Microsoft Windows 2000 installation procedure.
C. Existing System Installation
1.
2.
3.
Boot Windows 2000 and log on as Administrator.
Right click on My Computer and click on Properties.
Click on the Hardware tab, and then click on the Device Manager
button.
4. Click the “+” sign to the left of the SCSI and RAID controllers line.
Find the adapter desired for the driver upgrade and double click on
the entry. Click on the Driver tab.
5. Information on the currently installed driver is displayed, and
additional driver details can be viewed by clicking the Driver
Details…. button.
6. To update the existing driver, click the Update Driver button. The
Upgrade Device Driver Wizard begins. Click on the Next button.
7. Make sure that the item Search for a suitable driver for my device is
selected, then click on the Next button.
8. Make sure that the item Floppy disk drives location is checked. Insert
the appropriate LSI driver disk that contains the Windows 2000 driver
required to support your LSI adapter(s) and press Enter. The LSI
driver disk was created earlier.
9. The system scans the existing driver database and the floppy disk
drive for drivers for the selected adapter.
10. A list of suitable drivers appears. The entry for the upgrade driver can
be verified by scrolling the display to the right, and viewing the
Location field. Highlight the driver for the upgrade installation disk and
click on the Next button.
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11. In some cases, a message will state that this driver is not digitally
signed. This message informs the user that a non-signed driver is
being installed. Either click No to cancel the installation if the nonsigned driver is not desired or click Yes to continue the installation.
Drivers are digitally signed by the Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality
Lab (WHQL). Due to the delay between the general customer release
by LSI Logic of Windows drivers and the completion of WHQL testing,
some drivers that are distributed with adapters or downloaded from the
LSI Logic web site at www.lsilogic.com may not be digitally signed.
12. The system will load the driver from the LSI driver disk. A message
box may appear indicating that the target (existing) driver is newer
than the source (upgrade) driver. Click No to cancel the driver
upgrade at this point or click Yes to continue the installation.
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5.2.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver
Installation
You may install the Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN drivers directly from the
NR-LSR support CD. Proceed to the section “B. Update LAN Driver on an
Existing System Installation.”
If you wish to create a LAN driver disk, proceed to the section
“A. Preparing the Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Disk.”
A. Preparing the Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Disk
Prepare one blank formatted high density floppy disk before
proceeding.
1.
2.
Insert the NR-LSR support CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Run the MAKEDISK.BAT utility from the following path:
\Drivers\LAN\MAKEDISK
3.
4.
Insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive when prompted.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the process.
B. Update Driver on an Existing System Installation
You may update the LAN driver directly from the NR-LSR support CD.
1.
2.
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Insert the support CD into the CD-ROM drive. On the screen that
appears, click on Intel PRO/100 LAN Driver, then on the item Install
Base Driver Only.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the driver update.
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When done, your Computer Management window shows the installed
LAN adapters.
3.
Highlight the Intel(R) 82554GC-based Network Connection, click the
right mouse button, and select Properties to display the following.
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4.
Highlight the Intel(R) PRO-100 S Server Adapter, click the right
mouse button, and select Properties to display the following.
You may also update the LAN drivers from the LAN Driver Disk if you
created one.
Follow these steps to update from the LAN driver disk.
1.
2.
3.
Boot Windows 2000 system and log on as Administrator.
Click on the Start button. Select Settings, then Control Panel.
Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel. Select the
Hardware tab to display the following screen.
4. Click on Device Manager, then on Other Devices.
5. Highlight Ethernet Controller, then click the right mouse button and
select Properties.
6. Select the Driver tab and click on Update Drivers.
7. Click Next. Select Display a list of the known drivers for this device ...
8. Select Network adapters under Hardware Type, and click Next.
9. Click Have Disk…, then insert the LAN driver disk.
10. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete the installation.
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5.2.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation
Windows 2000 system can automatically recognize the ATI RAGE XL PCI
driver during system installation. You do not need to load any driver for
supporting the onboard ATI RAGE XL graphics controller chipset.
5.2.4 Enabling ATA100 Feature in Windows® 2000
To enable the ATA100 feature under Windows 2000, you need to upgrade
to Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
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5.3
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Windows XP contains default drivers to support Intel 82550PM chipset,
ATI Rage XL chipset, and LSI 53C1010R SCSI controller.
For Windows XP Professional users, we recommended that you use
the Intel 82550PM/82544GC drivers from the NR-LSR support CD.
Follow these steps to install the drivers from the support CD.
1. Insert the NR-LSR support CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. On the screen that appears, select Create Install Disk.
3.
4.
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The next screen allows you to select an operating system to install
the driver. Select Windows XP.
Select A:/ for the destination drive, then click on Create Disk. (See
picture on the next page.)
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5.
6.
Follow the succeeding installation instructions.
When done, the following screen appears. Click Finish to complete
the installation.
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5.4
Novell® NetWare® Server
5.4.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation
A single driver (*HAM) is provided for the Novell NetWare 4.2 environment.
This document explains how to install and use the SDMS NWPA SCSI
Host Adapter Module (HAM) driver for NetWare. The SDMS NWPA
solution consists of the device drivers, LSI_U3NW.DDI.and
LSI_U3NW.HAM are NWPA Host Adapter Modules (HAMs). In order to
support SCSI devices, load the HAM in conjunction with a SCSI Custom
Device Module (CDM). Novell has developed generic CDMs to support
SCSI-2 hard drives, SCSI CD-ROM devices, SCSI Magneto Optical
devices, SCSI tape devices, and SCSI changer devices. In addition, third
party vendors are developing CDMs to support their specific devices. In
the following, the NetWare 4.2 installation procedure are listed for
reference.
1.
Use the self-extracting image files.
For the LSI_U3.SYS driver, the executable file is located here:
\Drivers\Sdms\Diskimag\Netware.exe
2.
Use the manual to create driver disk.
A. Preparing an LSI Driver disk
The SDMS™ NWPA drivers for the Novell NetWare operating system are
located on the ASUS Driver Support CD at:
\Drivers\Sdms\Drivers\NetWare\
Copy all the drivers into a diskette and it will be used for the NetWare
system installation. Label it “LSI driver for NetWare”.
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B. NetWare 6.0 New Installations
Novell NetWare can automatically detect NetWare 6.0.
C. NetWare 4.2 New Installations
1.
2.
3.
4.
Begin the file server installation according to the instructions in the file
server installation chapter in the Novell NetWare Installation Manual.
When the NetWare installation procedure prompts you for a driver
disk, insert the LSI driver for NetWare diskette into drive A: Then use
the INS key to select an unlisted driver. A dialog box appears. If the
driver disk is in the A: drive, press Enter to continue. The
LSI_U3NW.HAM driver appears as a selection.
Highlight Disk and CD-ROM Drivers (e.g., IDEATA). Press Enter and
load an additional driver. Then press the INS key. The system always
defaults to the A: path. Highlight the HAM driver and press Enter.
Select Yes to save and move the driver into the operating system.
Press Enter, the system will start to copy the files.
Load a separate instance of the driver for every LSI SCSI controller
channel or host adapter present in the system. Load the LSI SCSI
driver twice with different slot number from STARTUP.NCF file as
follows:
load LSI_U3NW.HAM Slot=10009
load LSI_U3NW.HAM Slot=10010
5.
6.
When prompted for a slot number, accept the slot numbers displayed.
Make sure to write these slot numbers down for future reference.
When asked to edit the STARTUP.NCF file, make sure the
LSI_U3NW.HAM is loaded once for each LSI controller SCSI channel
present in the system. Add the statement SLOT=<slot number> to
each load line in the STARTUP.NCF, by specifying the slot numbers
written down in step 5 above, with only one slot number per load
instance.
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5.4.2 Intel® 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver
Installation
A. Preparing Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver Disk
1.
Use the self-extracting image files.
For the Intel(R) PRO/100 Server Adapter driver, the executable file is
located here:
\Drivers\Lan\makedisk\makenw.bat
2.
Use the manual to create driver disk.
If you need to use a floppy disk to install the onboard Intel 82550PM
network adapter drivers, use the MAKEDISK.BAT utility located at
\Drivers\LAN\MAKEDISK in the ASUS Driver Support CD.
MAKEDISK [operating system] [destination]
where [operating system] is the OS for which you are creating the
diskette, and [destination] is the drive letter and path (such as A:). If
no destination is specified, the A: drive will be used. The possible
[operating system] options are:
NT = Microsoft Windows NT
W2K = Microsoft Windows* 2000
NW = Novell NetWare servers and clients
Make sure you have a 1.44MB formatted, non-bootable diskette in
the floppy drive when using this utility.
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B. NetWare 4.2 and 6.0 Installations
1.
2.
3.
Prepare the Intel(R) PRO/100 Server Adapter driver from the
previous section.
Install NetWare 4.2 according to the NetWare instructions.
When the NetWare installation procedure prompts you for a Network
Driver, insert the Intel PRO/100+ driver disk into drive A: Then use
the INS key to select an unlisted driver. A dialog box appears. The
“CE100B.LAN — Intel 8255X PCI Adapter (CHSM spec 1.11) “
driver appear as a selection.
If the “Loader could not find public symbol: <symbol name>” error
message prompted when system is loading Intel Pro/100+ PCI network
driver, it is because the related network driver modules are too old.
Download the latest Netware Support Pack from Novell web site at:
http://support.novell.com/products/nw411/patches.htm
4.
Installation of the Intel 82550PM Network Adapter for NetWare 5.x or
4.xx is complete.
Add or check the load and bind statements you need to the server’s
AUTOEXEC.NCF file so the PRO/100+ adapter driver loads
automatically load and bind the server driver as follows:
LOAD CE100B SLOT=x FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2
BIND IPX TO CE100B NET=xxxxxxxx
where: SLOT=x Specifies the NBI (NetWare Bus Interface) slot
number. Substitute x with the valid value for the adapter. You will be
prompted with the slot number(s) of installed PRO/100+ adapters.
The NBI numbers are different from the slot number indicated in the
SETUP.EXE utility.
NET=xxxxxxxx is the unique network address for that LAN segment.
The default frame type is 802.2. If your workstation needs to use the
802.3 frame type, see the section later in this document about using
multiple frame types on one adapter.
5.4.3 ATI® Rage XL Display Driver Installation
You can select the “Super VGA” for the X Server on NetWare 5.x server
system. The other NetWare system didn’t support X Server and you didn’t
need the VGA driver support.
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5.5
Linux RedHat 7.2
5.5.1 LSI® SCSI Driver Installation
The RedHat 7.2 system can automatically detect the drivers for the LSI
53C1010R controller.
5.5.2 Intel 82550PM/82544GC LAN Driver
Installation
The RedHat 7.2 system can automatically detect the Intel 82550PM/
82544GC network controller during installation. You don’t need to load or
modify the network driver for the onboard LAN device.
5.5.3 ATI Rage XL Display Driver Installation
The RedHat 7.2 system can automatically recognize ATI Rage XL graphic
controller (ATI MACH64) during installation. You don’t need to load or
modify the video driver for the onboard VGA device.
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