[MinnowBoard] Installing OS

David Anders danders at circuitco.com
Sat Nov 1 15:28:23 UTC 2014


i think you are mixing up info between the original minnowboard and the
minnowboard max. the original minnowboard does ship with a microSd card, and is
only a 32-bit UEFI.

for minnowboard max, it does not ship with a microSD card, and ships with a
64-bit UEFI.

the main wiki page for minnowboard max can be found here:


in addition, there is a dedicated wiki page with instructions for installing
your favorite linux distro:



> On October 31, 2014 at 10:21 PM Arne Gollin <arne.gollin at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> Hey,
> i just got my board today, but I can get it running. Since there was no
> micro SD delivered (which i thought would be preinstalled delivered with
> Armstrom), I tried to set up a micro SD on my own. I followed the guide as
> described by the wiki and tried different version of Armstrom, but there
> was never a bootx64 file on it and the bootfile in /fs0/efi/boot/ couldn't
> be loaded on this efi system.
> So I tried to install windows 8.1 embedded industrial, i managed to load
> the bootable usb stick, but after installing (but before the updateing
> step) an error occured and said that the registry cannot be updated. So
> this didn'T work either...
> maybe some background info:
> EFI specification revision: 2.40
> EFI vendor: EDK II
> EFI revision: 1.0
> Firmware 0.0.71
> MNW2CRB1.X64.0071.R30.1408131301
> I also tried to update the firmware, but I couldn't compile it on my own
> (probably because I don't have a full VS 2010 version, and somehow he
> doesn't want to use my VS 2012 professional -.-)... can some1 compile the
> newest version for me and send it over?
> I hope some1 can help me out
> cheers
> arne
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