ROCK: Configuring BIOS On Your NUC
In order to install ROCK, you'll need to update your NUC’s BIOS to the latest version. You will also need to confirm that a few options are set correctly.
You should only need to do this once, during the initial configuration of ROCK.
What You Need
- A supported NUC (the full list is here)
- A USB flash drive (this should be formatted FAT or FAT32)
- A monitor with HDMI in
- A USB keyboard
Configure Your BIOS for ROCK
You’ll need to make a couple of quick changes to your NUC’s BIOS in order for ROCK to work properly. At this point, your monitor and keyboard should still be attached to the NUC.
- Boot the NUC and press F2 during startup to entire the BIOS configuration screen
- In the BIOS configuration screen, start by setting your BIOS to the factory defaults by pressing F9
Once you've restored your BIOS settings to the default, make the following changes:
- Set the proper Boot Settings (you may need to click "Advanced" first):
- Disable Secure Boot
- Use `Legacy`, not `UEFI`, on the Boot Priority screen
For 10th generation NUCs: This option may be greyed out. To enable it, follow these instructions to disable Modern Standby first, then you can select Legacy.
- Set the boot order to boot from your SSD first (you can drag the drives into the proper order if you’re using a mouse. Otherwise you can use the `+` and `-` keys)
- Disable Network Boot
- Enable USB Boot but make sure the SSD has boot priority
- You may need to enable the M.2 slot, depending on the BIOS version
- Save your BIOS changes
Make sure you save your BIOS settings by hitting the F10 Key
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