[MinnowBoard] sata drive howto and boot

Patrick Mulder mulder.patrick at gmail.com
Thu May 18 18:50:50 UTC 2017


small update: the msata drive works great. I could install freebsd without
problems, and performance looks great so far too.

I am getting a second minnowboard with msata drive for doing some more
linux experiments. interestingly, the msata drive was not recognized by the
debian USB installer. i will need to understand what is wrong there. Also,
i am curious if I can switch msata drives across minnowboards.


On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:54 PM, Douglas Kryder <dkryder at gmail.com> wrote:

> Patrick,
> as far as hardware connections you can use the onboard sata connector or
> use a lure. in my case i bought a silverjaw lure.
> http://www.tincantools.com/MinowBoard_Max_Add-ons/Silverjaw_Lure.html
> and i used a samsung 850 on the m2 / msata connector.
> as far as the steps to setup the flashdrive with bsd i'm gonna have to
> step through the process again myself since it has been over a year since
> the last time i did it and do not off the top of my head remember all the
> steps however i'll update tomorrow afternoon after i've gone through the
> process again.
>
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Patrick Mulder <mulder.patrick at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was playing a bit more with the Minnowboard last weekend.
>>
>> a) I tried a FreeBSD install onto a USB Flashdrive but the boot did not
>> work yet, maybe I miss something. I was basically stuck in the UEFI shell,
>> only now seeing the fs0: command to try booting from the new drive.
>>
>> b) Instead of working with a USB flash drive, the SATA drive option
>> sounds interesting. Yet, I can't quickly see what cables I need, esp. for
>> powering the SATA drive. Anyone has pointers here?
>>
>> Thanks a lot!
>>
>> Patrick
>>
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