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FEnge
Novice
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Problem legacy boot NUC7i7DNHE

With the latest BIOS 69 and 70 I have trouble posting  a NUC7i7DNHE with an NVMe SSD connected and Legacy BIOS option set. Nothing happens. Just black screen after power on. It posts with NVMe SSD disconnected. I have had this problem now on several NUC7i7DNHE with several NVMe SSDs. It's 100% reproducable here. The problem is I can't revert back to an older BIOS version. It says "Incompatible BIOS version".  I'm pretty sure 68 or at least 67 worked with Legacy Boot. Is there any workaround for reverting back to an older BIOS version?

 

Kind regards,

 

Felix Engemann  

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AlHill
Super User
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For the nvme drive, you must use UEFI, not legacy.

 

FEnge
Novice
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That's not true. I set it up at least 30x before (Roon ROCK). And I can boot legacy from an NVMe SSD with one NUC7i7DNHE here still having BIOS 066.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hello Felix,

Looks to me that Al is right. Read the Intel System Requirements for OS Installation on a PCIe* NVMe* SSD

To use as a bootable drive, you need:

  • System BIOS that supports UEFI 2.3.1 or later with NVMe support
  • GPT drive format

Leon

 

FEnge
Novice
61 Views

No he's not. I'm Not talking about GPT format! Legacy MBR. But on a NVMe SSD. And as I stated before. I'm having a system with BIOS 66 doing exactly this.
LeonWaksman
Super User
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OK, as you wish. You know better. You may downgrade your BIOS, using BIOS Recovery Method

You may use either  of the two methods: BIOS Recovery by Power Button Menu or BIOS Recovery by Security Jumper

Leon

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The OP needs to understand that GPT and UEFI Boot are listed as requirements for the use of NVMe devices. If he got it to work on these older BIOSs, this was purely happenstance. Well, changes have happened in the BIOS and now it doesn't appear to be working. Since GPT and UEFI Boot are listed as requirements for NVMe support, there is absolutely no chance that the NUC team will accept a bug report asking for the opposite to be supported. At the same time, support for Legacy Boot is being removed from some existing and certainly all future NUC products. Bottom line, do yourself a favor and move to GPT and UEFI Boot because support for Legacy Boot is about to disappear regardless of what you do and don't want.

...S