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GHarv
Beginner
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No bootable device detected.

Hello,

I purchased a compute stick STK1A23SC and plugged it into a monitor and turned it on. After a few seconds it displayed "No boot device detected". I managed to get into the BIOS buy pressing F2 or F10 not sure. Everything seemed to look OK. I can switch on the UEFI boot and it does indeed boot to the EFI shell. I contacted my supplier and returned the device as faulty.

I received the new device and I was dismayed to find it does exactly the same thing. I have updated the BIOS from version 0029 to 0035, that went fine, but I have still got the "No boot device detected" error. Is this one faulty also?

Thanks in advance for any help recieved.

Graham.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi geharvey: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Compute Stick communities.

 

 

Just to confirm, Which Windows version are you trying to install on it?

 

Which method are you using to install it?

 

Did you restore the BIOS to defaults using the F9 key?

 

 

Any further questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards

 

Alberto R

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Graham,

You say you have a STK1A32SC Compute Stick. It is perfectly normal, the first time that you plug it in, for it to say "No boot device detected".

There are two models of the SC Compute Stick, STK1AW32SC and STK1A32SC.

  • The STK1AW32SC comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed on the unit's eMMC SSD.
  • The STK1A32SC, on the other hand, comes with NO O/S pre-installed. This model is intended for those folks who are more interested in installing another O/S, typically one of the Linux distributions, onto their Compute Stick.

Once you have installed an O/S onto the Compute Stick, it will boot this O/S and not present the "No boot device detected" message.

It is likely worth pointing out that this message does not mean that there is no device detected, just that there is no device detected that has a bootable O/S installed onto it.

Hope this helps,

...S

idata
Community Manager
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Thank you very much to N. Scott Pearson for providing that information.

 

 

geharvey: I hope it was useful for you.

 

 

Any further questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards

 

Alberto R

 

 

GHarv
Beginner
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Hello,

Yes, the information was extremely helpful. My stick obviously has no operating system on it and that would explain the problem. I did try to boot it up on a flash memory stick with Knoppix and then again using a USB DVD drive with a Knoppix and Ubuntu CD, but this did not work either. What is the best way to boot the device from an external source I assume the only option is via a USB port?

Graham.

idata
Community Manager
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geharvey: To answer your question, yes, the best way to install the OS will be by using a USB bootable device, normally we recommend to create an ISO image from the Windows installation disc and then make it bootable, on the link below you will find the tools that many peers used to install Windows:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/228886/how-to-create-iso-files-from-discs-on-windows-mac-and-linux/ https://www.howtogeek.com/228886/how-to-create-iso-files-from-discs-on-windows-mac-and-linux/

 

And this is the tool to make it bootable:

 

https://rufus.akeo.ie/ https://rufus.akeo.ie/

 

 

Now, if you are planning to use Ubunto, then the steps to create the ISO image and to install it might be different, in that case you can always visit their forums for further peer assistance:

 

http://ubuntuforums.org/ http://ubuntuforums.org/

NOTE: These links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R
idata
Community Manager
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Hi geharvey: I just wanted to check if the information posted previously was useful for you and if you need further assistance on this matter?

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto

 

JHair
Novice
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The only easiest way you could do is installing from USB and created bootable USB drives by using Rufus. For UEFI support you should to choose GPT/NTFS when building your media with rufus.

idata
Community Manager
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Blaze_Tech: Thank you very much for sharing that suggestion.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

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