My mainboard doesn't boot without vga card (FIC VA-502)

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Christoph
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Hello,

I set up a 19"-server and now I'm going to test it. Everything works fine, so I removed the graphic card(no more space for it) and closed the chassis. But now, the server won't boot anymore (only long-short-short post-code => VGA problem). I have the FIC VA-502 mainboard with the lastest Award bios from FIC. I set the 'Halt on errors'-option to 'no errors', but that didn't help.

What else can I do?
Is the 'VGA-check' also on an older bios version and if, where I can get it?

Regards
Christoph
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Try setting Video in Standard CMOS setup to MONO or CGA, maybe it will help.
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Christoph
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Changing the video modes didn't help. :(
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Can you get a low-profile video card? How about setting Halt On: No Errors
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Christoph wrote:I set the 'Halt on errors'-option to 'no errors', but that didn't help.
...seems like he already did...
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There's always the possibility this board will not boot without VGA in it.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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