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I cant for the life of me figure out how to flash my Dell H310 to IT mode. Need help

Alrit so i was following this guys tutorial on how to do it. Link

Its the best one I found that wasnt obscenly confusing and pages long for some reason.

But i got stuck, in more ways then one.
 

  1. I cant get my card to show up when it was time to get the SAS address. But it did show up when i initially plugged it into the PCIE slot.
  2. i had to change what he says to do as nothing he said was working. Ex. Rufus didnt look like his version so i dont even know if i set it up right. 
     

Idk at this point maybe i should use another tutorial that one of u guys know works as of today. 

thanks

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20 minutes ago, SomethingUnique22 said:

But i got stuck, in more ways then one.

What motherboard/CPU are you using to try and flash it?

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9 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

What motherboard/CPU are you using to try and flash it?

The guy never mentioned it so didnt think it would be an issue. ://
 

Im using a R5 1600 with a ASRock AB350 Pro4

Can u take a look at the tutorial and see if it will even work?
I dont have high hopes with how many issues i encountered.

A better one would be great.

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26 minutes ago, SomethingUnique22 said:

The guy never mentioned it so didnt think it would be an issue. ://
 

Im using a R5 1600 with a ASRock AB350 Pro4

Can u take a look at the tutorial and see if it will even work?
I dont have high hopes with how many issues i encountered.

A better one would be great.

I'm going off my memory here (having done the same process at one point). I believe my ASUS B350 board had a EFI shell baked right in the BIOS as a boot option, so all I had to do was boot to that and run the required commands from files on a flash drive, but I'll have to be back at my desktop to confirm that. Search for a "EFI sas2flash tutorial" for a full walkthrough.

 

Obnoxiously, I can't find the original tutorial I followed (I really liked it), but this should cover everything as well.

Main System (Byarlant): Ryzen 5 1600X | Asus B350-F Strix | Corsair H80i V2 | 16GB G.Skill DDR4 3200MHz CAS-14 | XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II | Samsung 960 PRO 512GB / Samsung 970 EVO 500GB / Seagate 7200RPM 3TB / WD White 7200RPM 8TB | Corsair CX650M | Mellanox ConnectX-2 10G NIC | Anidees AI-07BW Case | Dell U3415W Monitor | Microsoft Modern Keyboard

 

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Media Center/Video Capture (Jesta): Core i7-2600 | Asus H77M-PRO | Stock Cooler | 8GB No-name DDR3 | EVGA GTX750Ti SC | Sandisk UltraII SSD 64GB / Seagate 1.5TB HDD | Corsair CX450M | Hauppauge ImpactVCB-PCIe | Syba USB3.1 Gen 2 Card | LG UH12NS30 BD-ROM | Silverstone Sugo SG-11 Case

 

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Tablet (ReGZ)Asus T102HA (BIOS clock doesn't tick, loses time when sleep/off) (I kill tablets with disturbing regularity)

Tablet (Unicorn)Surface Pro 2 (battery will reset total capacity to current charge, leading Windows to think it's always 100% charged until it dies)

Tablet (Loto)Dell Venue 8 Pro (screen discoloration issues, wouldn't update to Windows 10)

Tablet: iPad 2 16GB (WiFi died, basically useless after that)

 

Testbed/Old Desktop (Kshatriya): Xeon X5470 @ 4.0GHz | ZALMAN CNPS9500 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3L | 8GB Nanya DDR2 400MHz | XFX HD6870 DD | OCZ Vertex 3 Max-IOPS 120GB | Corsair CX430M (?) | HooToo USB 3.0 PCIe Card | NZXT H230 Case

 

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5 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

I'm going off my memory here (having done the same process at one point). I believe my ASUS B350 board had a EFI shell baked right in the BIOS as a boot option, so all I had to do was boot to that and run the required commands from files on a flash drive, but I'll have to be back at my desktop to confirm that. Search for a "EFI sas2flash tutorial" for a full walkthrough.

 

Obnoxiously, I can't find the original tutorial I followed (I really liked it), but this should cover everything as well.

Thanks ill try it and report back.

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15 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

I'm going off my memory here (having done the same process at one point). I believe my ASUS B350 board had a EFI shell baked right in the BIOS as a boot option, so all I had to do was boot to that and run the required commands from files on a flash drive, but I'll have to be back at my desktop to confirm that. Search for a "EFI sas2flash tutorial" for a full walkthrough.

 

Obnoxiously, I can't find the original tutorial I followed (I really liked it), but this should cover everything as well.

Ran into an issue already:

-  Alrit so when using Rufus i only have the option to use FreeDOS not MS-DOS like they tell you to do.

Does that matter? It felt like that was one issue why i couldnt see my raid cards bios menu to get the SAS address. But thats just what im guessing caused it.

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6 minutes ago, SomethingUnique22 said:

-  Alrit so when using Rufus i only have the option to use FreeDOS not MS-DOS like they tell you to do.

I think all you need to do in this step is make the flash drive FAT32... I don't know why they reference MS-DOS as the drive doesn't even need to be bootable if your BIOS has an EFI shell.

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TrueNAS Server (Veda): Core i3-4170 | Supermicro X10SLL-F | Corsair H60 | 32GB Micron DDR3L ECC 1600MHz | 4x 10TB WD Whites / 1x Samsung PM961 128GB SSD / 1x Kingston 16GB SSD | Corsair CX430M | Mellanox ConnectX-2 10G NIC | LSI 9207-8i LBA | Fractal Design Node 804 Case (side panels swapped to show off drives)

 

Media Center/Video Capture (Jesta): Core i7-2600 | Asus H77M-PRO | Stock Cooler | 8GB No-name DDR3 | EVGA GTX750Ti SC | Sandisk UltraII SSD 64GB / Seagate 1.5TB HDD | Corsair CX450M | Hauppauge ImpactVCB-PCIe | Syba USB3.1 Gen 2 Card | LG UH12NS30 BD-ROM | Silverstone Sugo SG-11 Case

 

Laptop (Narrative): Lenovo Flex 5 81X20005US | Ryzen 5 4500U | 16GB RAM (soldered) | Vega 6 Graphics | SKHynix P31 1TB NVMe SSD | (all-around awesome machine)

Laptop (Rozen-ZuluSony VAIO VPCF13WFX | Core i7-740QM | 8GB Patriot DDR3 | GT 425M | Kingston 120GB SSD | Blu-ray Drive | (lived a good life, retired with honor)

 

Tablet (---): Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" (crosses fingers)
Tablet (ReGZ)Asus T102HA (BIOS clock doesn't tick, loses time when sleep/off) (I kill tablets with disturbing regularity)

Tablet (Unicorn)Surface Pro 2 (battery will reset total capacity to current charge, leading Windows to think it's always 100% charged until it dies)

Tablet (Loto)Dell Venue 8 Pro (screen discoloration issues, wouldn't update to Windows 10)

Tablet: iPad 2 16GB (WiFi died, basically useless after that)

 

Testbed/Old Desktop (Kshatriya): Xeon X5470 @ 4.0GHz | ZALMAN CNPS9500 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3L | 8GB Nanya DDR2 400MHz | XFX HD6870 DD | OCZ Vertex 3 Max-IOPS 120GB | Corsair CX430M (?) | HooToo USB 3.0 PCIe Card | NZXT H230 Case

 

Camera: Sony ɑ7II (w/ Meike Grip) | Sony SEL24240 | Samyang 35mm ƒ/2.8 | Sony SEL50F18F | Sony SEL2870 (kit lens) | PNY Elite Perfomance SDXC cards

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34 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

I think all you need to do in this step is make the flash drive FAT32... I don't know why they reference MS-DOS as the drive doesn't even need to be bootable if your BIOS has an EFI shell.

Dont make it bootable gotcha 

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41 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

I think all you need to do in this step is make the flash drive FAT32... I don't know why they reference MS-DOS as the drive doesn't even need to be bootable if your BIOS has an EFI shell.

alrit i tried to extract the zipped file to the non bootable USB i made. But he said to only extract the files not the folders u cant chose what to extract it just does the whole thing. wtf?

Do i just delete the folders on the USB now?

And after that it says to locate "sas2flash.efi" file and extract just that file to the root of the flash drive. How the heck do i do that?

This doesnt make any sense. 

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