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N70E-DR Celeron 1037u fails to load Nanoboot


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Hi All,

This is my first topic post - I have been reading this forum and, following the excellent instructions, got running DSM 5 4458 on the Giada N70E-R celeron 1037u system - thanks for all the help! I have run into an issue I cannot figure out, however. I am trying to upgrade to 4482 - using nanoboot - but for some reason, I get a black screen after the initial boot interface (ie fails to load nanoboot) - trying several versions of Nanoboot from 5.2.2.2 to 5.0.3.1. All have the same issue. I tried disabling 1 of the 2 NICs and disabling various other options in the bios - nothing fixes it. I am running 1 3 tb WD red Nas drive.

 

Thanks for any help/suggestions you can provide.

 

Ryan

 

Detailed System Specs:

[spoiler=]Brand:Giada

Model:N70E-DR

Combo Type:Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo

CPU:Intel Celeron 1037U

Chipsets: North Bridge,Intel HM77

Video: Intel Intel HD Graphics graphics (DX11) integrated

Memory: 1×204pin SO-DIMM 8GB

 

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16

1(running at x4)

 

Storage Devices

SATA

4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s + 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s

SATA RAID

0/1/5/10

 

Onboard Audio: Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC662

Audio Channels: 5.1 Channels

 

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset: Intel 82574

Second LAN Chipset: Intel 82574

 

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2

2 COM

1 Video Ports

D-Sub

HDMI

1 x HDMI

USB 1.1/2.0

2 x USB 2.0

USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0

 

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It seems like no one knows the answer - so I am sticking with 4458 for now. I think it is good enough for my needs, but when I added disks earlier, it slowed down on load considerably...hope that doesn't happen again this time :\

 

Here are my observations - feel free to correct my understanding, thanks.


  • 1: Nanoboot seems a little unstable compared to gnoboot at this point. I am unsure if sancome is still actively developing as he hasn't responded to comments on his site for a time. I sent him a message - will see if he replies.
    2: Gnoboot seems to be completely inactive - too bad as it seems more stable. Anybody know if the author is waiting for next major dsm release or has given up on the project?
    3. I looked at ESXi as an option as well, but feel bare metal is a better fit for me at this point in time.

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