The factory default MEBx password is admin, which you will need to change the first time you log in.
I have a couple of questions that might help us figure out what's going on.
1. Are you using a standard English keyboard layout?
- Using a non standard English keyboard can cause problems, especially when dealing with special characters.
2. Do you have Fast Boot enabled in the BIOS?
- This might be why the MEBx Post is so fast.
Hi there, thanks for your help.
I did manage to solve my problem.
When the NUC boots, it set the keyboard's NumLock toggle to "on". This is not immediately apparent, as there is no LED or any indicator otherwise.
When I try to type the password, it's all masked in asterisks, so it's impossible to know what I'm actually typing. There's no scratch pad or the like, which would be REALLY useful, when trying to debug keyboard locale, capslock/numslock issues, by the way.
I can successfully log into the MEBx if I toggle off NumLock.
As for the timing issue, fast boot is not enabled. My best guest is that there is a very tiny fraction of a second once NumLock is automatically turned off by the early boot process, and the Ctrl-P key is accepted. It would be useful if the MEBx hotkey were an F-key, rather than Ctrl-P.