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Author: Fred
To: john faulk
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] legacy boot Chimaera?
On 1/3/23 18:22, john faulk wrote:
> Have you tried going into the bios at all?

Yes, I have been all through the bios. I checked the boot order which is:
CD (which the pc doesn't have)
Network (which I removed)

There is another page that also lists the internal hard drive.

The boot options are: Legacy and Secure Boot which appears to be a
Windows thing. There is a tab for UEFI drivers. If that is selected it
changes to a page that says I will be directed to a page for a third
party rom also accessible with F3. If that is selected it changes to a
page with only the option: EXIT which reboots the pc. I assume the rom
is not installed.

Best regards,

> On Tue, Jan 3, 2023, 7:18 PM Fred <fred@???
> <mailto:fred@blakemfg.com>> wrote:
>     On 1/3/23 15:54, Antony Stone wrote:
>      > On Tuesday 03 January 2023 at 22:28:41, Fred wrote:
>      >
>      >> Hello,

>      >>
>      >> I bought a "refurbished" HP EliteDesk 800 G2 mini-pc with the
>     intention
>      >> of running Chimaera on it.  However, it will only legacy boot
>     and the
>      >> .iso install files for Chimaera on the USB stick are .efi.  Is
>     all hope
>      >> lost or is there a work around?

>      >
>      > Sorry, but I don't understand the problem.

>      >
>      > I have at least four machines here which have no concept of UEFI
>     - they boot
>      > using BIOS only, and yet they (start and) run Chimaera quite happily.

>      >
>      > So, when you attempt to install Chimaera on this EliteDesk
>     machine, what
>      > exactly is the problem you run into?

>      >

>      >
>      > Antony.

>      >
>     The pc sees the usb stick as it turns on the led and at times makes it
>     flash.  However, what it does is snoop around the local network
>     until it
>     finds the gateway then it downloads Windows 10 and starts setup for
>     that.  If I don't have the Ethernet cable attached it eventually brings
>     up a screen with several remote servers and allows one to be selected
>     but it won't continue without the network.

>     I used dd to write this file:

>     devuan_chimaera_4.0.0_amd64_server.iso

>     to the usb stick.  I can mount it and see the files:

>     There is: /efi/boot/bootia32.efi
>     and:      /efi/boot/bootx64.efi

>     What can I check now?

>     Best regards,
>     Fred

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