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2014-07-13 - Zotac / Ubuntu

A few years back, we had picked up a few of the Zotac systems to see if they could work downtown as part of our WeHab efforts. The systems themselves were not bad, sporting an Intel Atom processor though a bit underpowered graphically. Unfortunately while the systems would not have been bad for the home setting where you have AC, the mobile cart nature of WeHab meant that the Zotacs were a bit sub-optimal. As such, I had one sitting at home to do a bit of data analysis / local Linux box testing. I had put on Fedora a while back but had meant to migrate to Ubuntu some time along the way.

The upgrade process was, shall we say, just a bit challenging to get the Zotac to recognize the USB drive.

Fortunately, the Internet is awesome.

How to Get the Zotact to Boot from a USB Stick

The missing ingredient I needed was tweaking the BIOS from an Auto setting for the USB disk to a hard drive. After that, voila, flawless installation with our cache analytics software (part of our new Whirlwind project) and the FMNC test server will soon be running shortly.

2014-07-13 - created by Aaron Striegel

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