Boot order locked in Terramaster F2-422


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Hi, I just got a Terramaster F2-422 but the TOS OS does not have any of the features I need, so I have decided to install Xpenology. To my surprise, the BIOS is set by default to boot from the hard drive and I need to boot from USB, and the option to change the boot order is blocked (grayed out). I have seen in this thread (https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/36101-new-terramaster-f2-221-locked-bios/) that the same thing happened to someone with the F2-221 model, but in my BIOS does not show any CSM settings.

I find it strange that it doesn't let me change the boot order. Some help?

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Post a picture and try to reset bios. If not possible to boot legacy mode the bootloader must be installed on efi partition !

 

Doesn't look promising:

 

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11 minutes ago, intrax said:

Post a picture and try to reset bios. If not possible to boot legacy mode the bootloader must be installed on efi partition !

There are 3 options that I can select:
- uefi
-legacy
- uefi + legacy (default)

 

I can only find DiskStation on the network if I boot from legacy mode. I don't know if that's what you mean.
Resetting the bios does not change anything, the option to change the boot order is blocked by default.

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3 hours ago, intrax said:

So you are booting from usb ! 

Ok, I have news ...

I have managed to always boot from USB change to "only UEFY". But now the problem is in the installation and recognition of DSM.
The pendrive that I have prepared has been with the 1.04b and extra.lzma and extra2.lzma (I have tried several versions) emulating the 918+.
I don't understand why but the network card works sometimes. It doesn't matter if you connect it to the 10G port (the connector lights glow only when working) or one of the 1GB ports (the connector lights always glow). In the grub.cfg I have put the MAC addresses of the 3 connectors (they come on a label attached to each connector), the generated serial number of a 916+ and the PID and VID of the USB flash drive. Once it is recognized, it works fine until I reboot or shut down. It is as if the network connection is unstable.

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14 hours ago, dranivil said:

It is as if the network connection is unstable.

Probably a driver problem. Check the nic specs of the F2-422 as it's realtek and what driver is in the extra.lzma. Weird booting uefi, would think you have to boot legacy ! Also check your dhcp for problems.

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27 minutes ago, intrax said:

Probably a driver problem. Check the nic specs of the F2-422 as it's realtek and what driver is in the extra.lzma. Weird booting uefi, would think you have to boot legacy ! Also check your dhcp for problems.

Here I have opened a thread exposing everything. Apparently with 1.04b it gives stability and network problems, with 1.03b (+ extra.lzma) it works perfectly, but it forces me to boot into Legacy. If I have a power shutdown or reboot, I have to manually go into BIOS to boot from USB. No way to boot from HDD and redirect to USB?

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2 minutes ago, intrax said:

Try f11 at startup to select boot from usb... 

I've already tried, but that doesn't work. And even if it did, it would have to do it manually every time it reboots.

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