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How to configure UEFI on the Vault


UEFI Overview

UEFI is an acronym for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. It is a specification that defines a new model for the interface between operating systems (OS) and platform firmware. It is a replacement for legacy BIOS. More information may be found on the UEFI Forum website at: https://uefi.org/

Recent updates to some OS software have introduced incompatibility between the default installation of the OS with some of the Vault hardware platforms. Setting the BIOS mode on the Vault to UEFI eliminates some of these issues. The article below will detail how to set the BIOS mode to UEFI.

Changing BIOS mode to UEFI

  • Verify that the Vault is powered down
  • Verify that the monitor is connected
  • Verify that the USB keyboard is connected
  • While powering up the Vault, press "DEL" key
  • Verify that the system boots into the BIOS
BIOS Main Screen
  • Select the "Advanced" tab
BIOS Advanced Tab
  • Select "CSM Configuration"
CSM Screen
  • Select "Boot option filter"
Boot Option Filter Menu
  • Verify the Boot option filter menu is displayed
  • Select "UEFI only"
  • Press Return(Enter)
  • Press "F4" to save and exit the BIOS
  • Power off the Vault

At this point UEFI mode is enabled. See the specific installation guide for the desired OS.

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