[MinnowBoard] sata drive howto and boot

David Byte dbyte at suse.com
Thu May 18 18:54:59 UTC 2017


I have deployed both SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE on the minnowboard with no issues.  I even built a cluster with them a few years ago and ran Linpack. https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/sles-12-hpc-cluster-minnowboard-max/


David Byte
Sr. Technology Strategist
Alliances and SUSE Embedded
dbyte at suse.com
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From: elinux-MinnowBoard <elinux-minnowboard-bounces at lists.elinux.org> on behalf of Patrick Mulder <mulder.patrick at gmail.com>
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Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM
To: "elinux-minnowboard at lists.elinux.org" <elinux-minnowboard at lists.elinux.org>
Subject: Re: [MinnowBoard] sata drive howto and boot

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<mailto: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<mailto: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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