Re: Installing Debian on a Minnowboard Turbot with installer on USB stick?
- Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 12:01:28 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Installing Debian on a Minnowboard Turbot with installer on USB stick?
On Sun 27 May 2018 at 03:34:40 -0700, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On May 27, 2018, at 3:12 AM, Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Le 27/05/2018 à 00:19, Rick Thomas a écrit :
> >> Does anyone have experience installing Debian on a Minnowboard Turbot?
> > Not me.
> >> I have a dual-core, single ethernet, Turbot. I’m able to install Debian (Buster) from a physical DVD, but when I dd the installer .iso to a USB stick, and try to install from the stick, the Turbot’s firmware doesn’t see the stick as a bootable medium.
> >> If I install (using the physical DVD in a USB connected DVD drive) to a USB stick, that USB stick (the one I installed to) will boot fine. So it’s not that it just can’t boot from a USB stick.
> >> The documentation isn’t entirely clear, but I *think* the Turbot’s boot firmware is UEFI-only. Would that make a difference?
> > Probably not, if the same image boots from a DVD.
> >> It seems odd that the exact same bits should be seen as bootable when presented on a DVD, but not when presented on a USB stick…
> > No, it is perfectly normal. The expected boot structures on a DVD and a USB stick (or floppy, hard disk...) are completely different.
> > The Debian installer ISO images are called "hybrid" because they combine a DVD layout and a regular hard disk (or USB stick). But this comes at a price : the partition table layout could be considered invalid on a strict point of view.
> Thanks, Pascal!
> So the UEFI firmware is more forgiving of a partition table that is “invalid from a strict point of view” when it’s coming from a physical DVD, than it is when it’s coming from a USB stick?
> That would explain what I’m seeing. Can you suggest any way to get around the problem?
Successful booting from a USB drive:
Successful booting from a SD card: