|brent timothy saner on 20 Sep 2017 15:27:51 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] best router distros for x86?|
On 09/20/2017 02:11 PM, Greg Helledy wrote: > As an aside, the mini-PC I bought off Aliexpress is disappointing; its > BIOS does not support booting off its USB or network ports. The only > thing it can boot off of is its single internal mSATA III port, which > makes installing an OS pretty difficult. What a shame to cripple a > device that way. I know I could buy an adapter, plug the mSATA III > drive into another PC, install the OS on that, put it back in, and try > to sort out all the hardware discrepancies, but what if I want to change > the OS again someday? I guess I'll be paying to ship this one back, and > get to start over again. If I buy it online, I'll have them send me a > picture of the BIOS set to boot off USB. > does it support PXE booting? if not, you can probably do a chroot install from another host. sometimes USB booting, etc. are disabled if "Fastboot" is turned on.
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