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Author: Rod Rodolico
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Install failure: cannot boot netinst
There is absolutely no reason to believe the two are related, but I ran
into a similar issue installing OPNSense (a FreeBSD firewall,
https://opnsense.org/) on a Protectli device. I'm just making a wild
guess, so don't expect much.

What had to be done on that is to set the see if there is a Boot option
filter and, if so, set it to "UEFI only" and see what happens.

Sorry if I send you on a "wild goose chase" but, while the hardware and
operating systems are different, the symptoms are very similar. The
screen "goes away" during install.

The original article is at
with detailed instructions for the vault (their name for their device)
are at:

They are using American Megatrends BIOS version 2.18.1263


On 05/29/2019 02:51 PM, Blair, Charles E III via Dng wrote:
> I am sorry, I have both mis-stated the
> problem I am having and misunderstood some
> of the suggestions.
>    I have burnt the netinst file for "ASCII" to a CD
> and attempted to boot it on a recently purchased
> Intel NUC (I disabled "Secure Boot" to get past one
> warning).  The result is a screen that is blank
> except for a (non-blinking) cursor in the upper
> left corner.  Either the installer does not get
> started or the monitor is unable to process the
> installer output.  The CD reader, at least for
> a few minutes, makes noises suggesting it is trying
> to read the CD.

>    I tried to follow some suggestions from Intel:

> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000030985/mini-pcs.html
>    I was able to get as far as the "Performance"
> and "Graphics" sections of the bios menu (their
> first suggestion), but could not see anything to
> disable "InteliGD" --- there was only something
> to change "Dynamic Frequency Setting."

>    Their last suggestion, involving a "phantom
> display" seemed promising, but I was unable to
> find (from windows 10) anything to adjust this.

>    Thanks for any further ideas!
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