[MinnowBoard] sata drive howto and boot

Patrick Mulder mulder.patrick at gmail.com
Thu May 18 18:52:55 UTC 2017


btw, does anyone make use of the mPCIE connector?
what type of device do you connect?

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM, Patrick Mulder <mulder.patrick at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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