Accessing Boot Options \ Installing another OS

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    • #2537
      Michael
      Guest

      I need to access the boot menu for troubleshooting one unit, and installing CentOS on another. What are the steps for booting off of external media?

    • #2545
      Cris
      Member

      Hello Michael,

      Our units run IA32 shell, and will not allow a 64 bit OS to be installed. The boot menu can be accessed by pressing F7 during boot; should this not work, substitute for DEL and then move to the furthest most right tab. Locate the section called “Boot override” and select the appropriate boot device.

      Must be 32 bit EFI and GPT compatible.

    • #2740
      oscar
      Guest

      I attempted to boot from USB and only see a UEFI labeled USB option. Clicking on this just starts windows. Are their BIOS options that require changing to boot into a LiveUSB?

    • #2769
      Cris
      Member

      Hello Oscar,

      Be sure that the Linux distro is compatible.

    • #3385
      michael miller
      Guest

      ” substitute for DEL ”

      ????

      • #3410
        Cris
        Member

        ” substitute for DEL ”

        ????

        Hello,

        What I mean is instead of pressing F7 during boot, to press DEL instead.

        f7 = boot menu (depending on BIOS)
        del = setup (BIOS)

    • #3440
      michael miller
      Guest

      I’d like to play with some ‘live Linux sticks’
      I’m sure it’ll work because I have 1 (gparted)
      that boots, (using F7) but don’t know enough to get
      another distro to work .

    • #3458
      Cris
      Member

      I’d like to play with some ‘live Linux sticks’
      I’m sure it’ll work because I have 1 (gparted)
      that boots, (using F7) but don’t know enough to get
      another distro to work .

      Hello Michael,

      The distro must be compatible with the device (EFI/GPT) . Debian and Gparted work, ubuntu needs some work to get to function correctly but it does work too.

    • #3473
      michael miller
      Guest

      Yea …… Closest I can find to a universal fix :

      http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/

      But too complicated for me .
      I’ll wait until there’s a uefi version of unebootin’ or somesuch .

    • #3524
      Cris
      Member

      Yea …… Closest I can find to a universal fix :

      http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/

      But too complicated for me .
      I’ll wait until there’s a uefi version of unebootin’ or somesuch .

      Hello Michael,

      I will try this, however the issue doesn’t stem from EFI, it comes from the OS compatibility WITH EFI on a 32 bit platform. Debian is catered for 32 bit EFI, therefore it makes it a great OS to begin working with, however there are still issues such as sound and Bluetooth. WiFi could be fixed by compiling drivers or installing a natively supported USB wifi adapter.

    • #5477
      Shane
      Guest

      Anyone tried with LinuxMint?

    • #10575
      roger.santos
      Participant

      I am having a hard time to get Kali Linux installed on this device.
      I tried to follow the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE-kgfDg4Gs tutorial without success.
      Can you let me know where I can get the right EFI files and the procedure I should follow to install Kali or at least Debian on this device?

    • #10647
      Azulle Support Team
      Spectator

      Hello roger.santos,

      You can install Ubuntu on the Quantum Byte, please check our guide of how to do it:

      How to install Ubuntu in your Quantum Device

      After that you can always install the tools from Kali on your Ubuntu system:

      http://askubuntu.com/questions/772495/proper-installation-of-kali-linux-tools-in-ubuntu-16-04-lts

      Thank you

    • #12369
      yourreportsir
      Participant

      Is there a list of components? I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (and later 16.04) and cannot get the Audio to work on either. The WiFi also went out when I went to 16.04…What drivers should I be looking for?
      Tyler

    • #21910
      Azulle Support Team
      Spectator

      Hello,

      Please try with the latest Ubuntu edition. Since the 4.13 kernel the audio and WFi should picked by default.

      Best regards.

    • #24948
      userissue
      Participant

      Hi, I am a newbie with Quantum Byte. I have been tasked to drop our Win10 image onto this device. I go to the boot options, choose my USB drive, hit enter, then it goes through pages of what I assume is Linux and ends up at a Shell prompt. Is what I am trying to do even possible with this device?

      Thanks,
      Randy

    • #25070
      Azulle Support Team
      Spectator

      Hello userissue,

      Welcome to the Azulle forums.

      I have been tasked to drop our Win10 image onto this device

      Please make sure that you are using a 32 bits image.

      then it goes through pages of what I assume is Linux and ends up at a Shell prompt

      That is probably the EUFI Shell. It sounds like the USB doesn’t contain a bootable image and the BIOS move to the next bootable option. Please check that the USB is correctly prepared.

      Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have further questions or concerns.

      Best regards

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