Sometimes when we think something is too hard to begin, the only reason is that we don’t understand it. With a little determination, we can archive something that we could never believe we were able to.
I kept telling myself not to modify/re-program BIOS/UEFI for a long time. Why? I thought the stability of a motherboard is super important. If I did, could it break it? Besides, if the power gets shut down while flashing a new version of BIOS, I could permanently lose a motherboard. Do I have to buy a UPS before that? I’m not that rich to buy UPS without considering the cost. If you would like to sponsor one, please let me know.
These days, I’m playing some Supermicro motherboards. One of the most important reasons I like Supermicro is IPMI/BMC. With IPMI, I don’t need to physically connect my monitor to the machine anymore. I can do anything, install a new operating system for the computer, change BIOS settings, or even upgrade the BIOS version remotely.
IPMI gives me confidence that I can play with BIOS now. Even if I flash with a corrupt BIOS file, then I can flash it back. So there is nothing to worry about.