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Archive => 18.1 Legacy Series => Topic started by: bigshorty on February 10, 2018, 11:45:54 am

Title: Access Bios
Post by: bigshorty on February 10, 2018, 11:45:54 am
Hi All

I'm new to Opnsense, and up until now I've been very happy with how it performs. I thought I'd ditch the old PC I was using to run Opnsense and change to one of these nifty little Qotom mini PC's, which is running really well, apart from one slight problem. I'm not sure if I've put this in the right forum section but I was wondering, and hoping, if anyone out there can help me with an issue regarding not being able to access the bios of my Qotom Q220S running Opnsense 18.1.1

I've tried repeated rebooting in Opnsense console to access bios using every 'F' key on the keyboard, and using the 'Delete' key which is the Qotom default, but nothing seems to allow me access to the bios. Also, when I try to hit the space bar to pause the Opnsense boot loader that doesn't work either.

I want to be able to access the bios to change the fan idle settings, but not being able to access the bios will likely cause other issues in the future should I want to restore the Qotom to default as I wont be able to change any boot options, and boot from USB for example.

Any thoughts, advice and help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Access Bios
Post by: mausy5043 on February 10, 2018, 11:58:15 am
When you see the OPNsense bootloader you're too late.

You need to power on the computer and then immediately press the DELETE key (and probably keep it pressed) until you get into the BIOS.

BTW: you should not expect a lot of support here, since the BIOS (and access to it) is not under control of OPNsense.
Title: Re: Access Bios
Post by: thowe on February 10, 2018, 12:04:12 pm
Hi bigshorty

I can confirm that DEL key should bring you to the BIOS of the QOTOM. But as said by mausi5043 the key has to be pressed before bootloader takes over. Try to press it several times from the very beginning. Either you get into BIOS or in some BIOS a (false) keyboard error is reported - with the option to go into BIOS....

And even if it is unlikely: The DEL key is working on your keyboard?