Linux on a Zotac PicoBox PI-320-W2 part 2

This is part two of my journey to get Linux running reliably on the Zotac PicoBox PI-320-W2. Please see part 1 for an overview of the hardware.Once the challenges presented by a 32-bit UEFI were overcome, I noticed Linux would not boot from a normal cold-boot, or warm boot. I would get to the Grub menu screen, but then the screen went blank and nothing seemed to happen after that. I could get Linux to boot if I opened the BIOS boot menu (hitting F8) and selected the correct entry for Grub.

Linux on a Zotac PicoBox PI-320-W2 part 1

This is part one of my journey to get Linux up and running reliably on a Zotac PicoBox PI-320-W2. I purchased the Zotac PicoBox PI-320-W2 mini-PC for use as a MythTV frontend. The device is cheap (open box on Amazon for underĀ $150), Intel BayTrail powered, and should be powerful enough to support my needs.The PicoBox box came with Windows 8.1 (32-bit) w/Bing. This is the trimmed down version of Windows for devices with less memory and storage space. The PicoBox has 2 GB RAM and 32GB eMMC flash. The first challenge was getting Linux to boot.

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