I have decades of experience building and installing and fixing systems.
This NUC5CPYH has me stymied after dozens of go-arounds.
Installed: Hyper-X 8gb SO-DIMM, SanDisk 120GB SSD, sees it fine.
Try to install from USB3.0 stick (used before on other systems) or DVD (USB optical), same exact bad results:
I get the SuSE install splash screen, what do you want to do, choose Install, the booting starts with the usual linux messages,
gets to 'starting udev...' and halts so hard I have to power-cycle the NUC, the monitor loses any connection (green->yellow, VGA),
keyboard also seems disconnected. It sometimes will only power down if I hold the power button for several seconds, sometimes
I just pull the power plug (which always works of course.)
I set the BIOS so it stops to ask me what to do on power-up, ESC to boot or F2 to set-up. F2 never works, just spins with
blank screen. Fast boot is not enabled. So to get to visual BIOS I have to power off then hold down power button until it
goes from blue to reddish so I get a menu and then F2 works. Not the biggest problem but slows down experiments and
Also, went through iterations of UEFI, Legacy, both enabled for USB boot. Without changing anything further just power-cycling
and going into F10 boot menu it seems to sometimes offer me UEFI USB boot, sometimes not UEFI USB boot. Just unpredictable.
Only the non-UEFI goes to install splash screen so often have to try (power cycle, hold down until red, menu, F10).
ALSO, the BIOS firmware says 0043. I tried updating (USB) in various ways using F7 boot menu or via the fancy (very nice btw)
visual BIOS menus, find the file (PY0048.BIO), say ok, and nothing really happens. The screen goes blank and it seems to reboot
or power-cycle and still version 43. I thought a BIOS update might help with the above problems.
But why does it start booting the installation, expected splash and menus, and then seems to halt hard as it's starting their installation
I'm also a little disturbed at the unpredictability of this BIOS. Hitting F2 on BIOS boot screen doesn't work just get a blank screen
and nothing (again fast boot not enabled), BIOS won't update, boot menu changes options between tries even tho absolutely nothing
has been changed, etc. Googling around it seems some of these problems are common among owners it's not just me.
I had such high hopes for this thing but now after 2 days going around in circles I'm having my doubts.
Maybe I'm missing just one little thing so I'm asking here. Thanks.