BIOS: AMI (Asus EEE Box PC B202), boot from USB-stick

System:
Asus EEE Box PC B202,
American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS

Medium:
DSL (Linux) stick, FAT32 (512Mb)

Resolved issues with booting the system

Actualy there were no issues with booting from USB on this system at all: it worked out of the box. On the other hand this is not strange that booting from USB is activated, since this system doesn’t have a built-in floppydrive or CD-ROM drive.

For future reference I’ll just document my current BIOS settings below.

First there is a “Boot Device Priority” screen under the “Boot” tab:

There are only three options here and they were all three selected.

(Interesting remark on the side: “A virtual floppy disk drive (Floppy Drive B:) may appear when you set the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device.” Don’t need that now, but might need it for a blog post in the future.)

Next, there is a “USB Mass Storage Configuration” screen under the “Advanced” tab, USB Configuration:

Emulation Type was set to Auto. Since the USB stick that worked on this system was 512Mb — less than 530Mb — the system “emulates it as a floppy”, apparently like “Forced FDD” setting.

Finaly, there is a setting “Onboard LAN Boot ROM” under the Advanced tab. Since I don’t need to boot from LAN, I’ll leave on Disabled.

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