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

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

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

  1. David says:

    Hi- how did you get into the BIOS? I have tried every key combination I know of…and yet fail…..I can get to the boot order (F8) but my CentOS USB begins to load and then blacks out and hangs

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