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#1471 RE: 960 pro shows up at Pata ss? by Fernando 12.02.2017 00:48

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Zitat von dngrwill im Beitrag #1470
After modifying/flashing an asus z87 bios to boot a 1t 960 pro the drive shows up in bios as "Pata ss" with no size but shows up during the win 10 install as a 960 evo - is this normal?
Yes!

#1472 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by davidm71 12.02.2017 02:03

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@Fernando, @CodeRush

The new NVMExpress driver you had posted has an 'Unknown section type' error. I found this utilizing bios injection command line ozmtool and also UEFITool. Is this an issue or just cosmetic?

Thanks

EDIT by Fernando: Attachment removed (to avoid further irritations), because its origin and source has been clarified (see next posts)

#1473 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 12.02.2017 13:37

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@davidm71:
Thanks for your critical input.
Since I am not an expert regarding the special section types of EFI BIOS modules, I cannot answer your question regarding the relevance of the "Unknown section type" message. Maybe CodeRush will do it.

Nevertheless I take the opportunity to point you to the following:

  1. According to my knowledge the Clover Team has never designed their "NVMe Driver Project" for being used as EFI BIOS file within a computer, which is running Windows Operating Systems. Until now I haven't seen any NVMe file as an original Clover Team product, which can be inserted "as it is" into an AMI UEFI BIOS and will make an NVMe SSD bootable. That is the simple reason why it was absolutely necessary to customize them. This work had been done mainly by SoniX and a little bit by me, but without touching the source code itself.
    The result may not be perfect, but according to the feedback we got until now both NVMe modules, which are offered within the start post, definitively work with a lot of different machines and NVMe SSDs.
  2. Unfortunately the available Clover Team NVMe source files do not contain a visible version number and the date of their compilation. We do not even know, whether there is a newer/better Clover Team NVMe product available, which may solve the still existing minor problems.
    Since you already have been in contact to the Clover Team, it would be great, if you would help us to optimize the NVMe EFI modules we are offering within the start post of this thread.

#1474 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by davidm71 12.02.2017 15:05

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Well at least all of the modules on your main primary first page check out. This must have been one you posted ten pages back in an incomplete state also missing its identifying name inits header. So if anyone comes accross it it should be ignored although may still work. thanks.

#1475 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by allfail 12.02.2017 15:32

Hi Fernando,

Not sure if this is a good place to ask...

I got a 960 evo 500 gb. System is asus z87 sabertooth + 4770k.

1. I did the bios mod in December, using the older version I think. Does that work with 960 evo?
2. I see a drive called pata sm in bios. Does that mean the bios modification has done its work?
3. I just used samsung data migration software to clone my current system to the SSD. System is windows 10, with samsung nvme 2.1 driver installed. But when I tried to boot up from "pata sm", it always switch to use the second drive; if I disabled sata entirely (so that pata sm is the only drive), then it goes into bios. I tried a few settings in bios but so far none worked.

Is a fresh install of windows always required? But I also read from the top post that install on a sata SSD then migrate also works...

Thanks in advance!

#1476 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 12.02.2017 16:20

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@davidm71:

Zitat von davidm71 im Beitrag #1474
Well at least all of the modules on your main primary first page check out. This must have been one you posted ten pages back in an incomplete state also missing its identifying name inits header.
This is somehow irritating.
Which one of the modules, which I am offering within the start post of this thread, did you check and got the 'Unknown section type' message?
By the way:
1. The module's header generally doesn't contain any code regarding the module's name.
2. The new NvmExpressDxE_2 module I had attached to a recent post was fully functional. The only deficit has been, that the module's name didn't show up, when the BIOS was opened by a BIOS tool like MMTool or UEFITool.

#1477 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Glenn1200 12.02.2017 16:46

Hey there,

I did all of this and it worked so far. Though when I want to flash the updated bios via MSI Click bios, it gives me the error that there is no bios file on the drive. I have it as a .RAR, i have it in a folder on the usb and as a file in root folder with nothing else on it. None of the way seemed to work.
Flashing itself works since i just flashed it to the latest MSI Bios to see if this would let me boot from my NVMe drive, but this didn't doo much, so I tried this guide.

Hope yu can help me

EDIT:

Did all the steps again from beginning of downloading the files etc and got it to flash. Lets hope it will work now!

#1478 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by davidm71 12.02.2017 16:59

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Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #1476
@davidm71:
This is somehow irritating.
Which one of the modules, which I am offering within the start post of this thread, did you check and got the 'Unknown section type' message?
It was the one your posted on post #1225: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up (82)
Perhaps it was one used as an example.



EDIT by Fernando: Unneeded parts of the fully quoted post removed and inserted picture resized (to save space)

#1479 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by rickmitt 12.02.2017 17:18

Hi Fernando,

I'm new to your forum. I am having trouble flashing my BIOS with the module that will enable NVMe support on my old AsRock X79 Extreme 6 motherboard.

Following your guide to the letter here's what I did:

Downloaded MMtool v4.5
Downloaded Current AsRock motherboard BIOS (X79E6_3.10)
Downloaded Uncompressed NvmeExpressDxE_2 module
Created folders as instructed
Opened source (motherboard BIOS) with MMtool
Noted the Volume number
Used insert process as outlined to successfully insert NVMe module
Varified above

All seemed to be perfect.

Here's the issue: Copied moded BIOS on fat32 flash drive
Entered BIOS setup and proceeded to advanced tab - selected option to instant flash
Flash located modified BIOS file and just set there - no error no nothing
Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? I'm new to the BIOS modding thing and I've likely missed something.
Thanks!

#1480 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 12.02.2017 19:30

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@davidm71:
Thanks for the clarification regarding the NVMe module with the "Unknown section" message.

Zitat von davidm71 im Beitrag #1478
Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #1476
Which one of the modules, which I am offering within the start post of this thread, did you check and got the 'Unknown section type' message?
It was the one your posted on post #1225: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up (82)
Perhaps it was one used as an example.
This file named NvmExpressDxe-64.ffs has been a test version, which had been built by the Forum member celemine1gig (look >here<). The only changes, which have been done by me, were the replacement of the header and the correction of the checksum. Meanwhile I have removed the attachment from the post #1225 (to avoid any future irritations regarding this NVMe test file).

The NVMe modules, which I am offering within the start post of this thread, don't show the "Unknown section" message.
This is how the new NvmExpressDxE_2.ffs module details look, when you open the related BIOS with CodeRush's UEFITool:

#1481 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 12.02.2017 19:43

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@rickmitt:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

I suspect, that you were not able to get the modded BIOS properly flashed into the BIOS chip of your ASRock mainboard, because you didn't remove the BIOS capsule header, which contains the BIOS protection against any modification.
Please have a look into the start post of >this< thread. There you can find a guide about how to get a modded ASRock UEFI BIOS properly flashed.

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#1482 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 12.02.2017 21:18

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@Glenn1200:

Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your report!

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#1483 Asus Z87-Deluxe Quad NVME boot bios by dngrwill 12.02.2017 23:28

Inserted the 'more modern' module into the latest bios and was able to boot from a 1T Samsung 960 Pro (in a PCIe Card).
Note- was unable to get a clone of Win 7 working with this but had no problems with Win 10.

#1484 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 13.02.2017 00:33

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@dngrwill:
Thank you for your report.
Since it matches exactly the topic "How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up", I have moved your post into this thread.
I hope, that this is ok for you.

#1485 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by davidm71 13.02.2017 01:36

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@Fernando,

Been studying firmware volume structure using Coderush's UEFITool and it seems like from what I have learned is that unlike MMTool UEFITool will actually regrow the size of the main firmware volume containing all those necessary ffs files allowing more space to add more files without having to delete or compress out necessary system networking files or satadriver or any audio driver. So I strongly urge the modding community to learn how to use UEFITool and use it instead of MMTool to add your nvme files or what not. If I am wrong please someone correct me. Thank you.

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