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MKrau5
Beginner
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Installing Linux Mint on NUC 7i3

I am getting my NUC tomorrow. I am told I need to update the BIOS and Drivers before installing Linux Mint on it.

Any suggestions to make this go as smoothly as possible?

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n_scott_pearson
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Well, BIOS anyway (Drivers are for Windows).

Here's link to download page for latest NUC7i# BN BIOS: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27397/NUCs-BIOS-Update-BNKBL357-86A-?product=95069 Download BIOS Update [BNKBL357.86A]. You want to download the BN0060.BIO file. Instructions for what to do with it are here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005636.html Intel NUC BIOS Update Instructions.

Hope this helps,

...S

MKrau5
Beginner
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Okay I have my NUC. Updated the BIOS. Put in a USB stick with Linux Mint.

It says:

PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

I'm wondering if I didn't download Linux Mint properly. Also the NUC just shut off, I didn't see it update the BIOS. I am hoping this isn't a hunk of junk.

I am using a program called Etcher to hopefully make a bootable Linux Mint USB drive. Update: Etcher worked to make a bootable USB.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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If it outputs these PXE messages, it means that it did not find any properly bootable media. This may be because your media is set up for UEFI boot and UEFI support is disabled. Alternatively, it may be set up for Legacy boot and Legacy support is disabled.

BTW, Rufus is the tool most folks use to generate their bootable media - and it's free.

Hope this helps,

...S

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