I have new Gen8 and installed SSD do 5th bay, trying to boot via USB Grub. But i can't get it to work. I switched in BIOS to USB boot and tried to install Ubuntu server 16 + /boot set to USB drive, partition created on USB (ext3). Not working.
So i deleted all and tried to install Proxmox to SSD, without problem. Then i used tutorial to create USB bootable https://jarrodla.blogspot.cz/2014/04/hp-microserver-gen8-boot-from-5th-sata.html but again, no luck. I tried to create another three USB flash drives, still not booting, USB is skipped to next medium.
Please, can you help me what's crucial to USB to be working as GRUB loader to boot from SSD? Thanks!
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Hey there! So... I am a new (two days old) user of the Surface Pro.
I've been always in love of wacom penabled tablet pcs, long before the concept of a 'tablet'.
I have been using a Dell Latitude 10 (Atom powered) tablet with wacom technology. I love that one, despite its performance and limitations - the battery lasts forever!
But I decided to finally go for real power, found a used (as new) Surface Pro 1 and bought it on Saturday.
My debut with the Surface Pro was, however, a little tragic. In only one day, I managed to burn out the USB PORT! I was messing with a cheap USB 3.0 HUB, it seems that the HUB was broken, even so I insisted by connecting a external power source to the HUB. Nothing. And that evening I realized no device or pen-drive was working Finally I concluded that I fried the port, in that regrettable instant. No UNDO.
It took me two days to get over it, forgive myself for being such an idiot, and take it to the light side.
I don't think fixing the usb port will be possible. However, this is still a very cool piece of hardware, a great tablet. I almost never use the USB port anyway, I store everything in the cloud.
So I will take this as an "introductory" Surface Pro, until I'm able to get a new one, maybe the SP3 in about a year or so.
And now, to install the apps! Blender and After Effects are waiting!
I guess there is no reason why this would not have worked, but I can confirm that the Surface RT USB port can charge a cell phone (Lumia 900) while running on battery. Nice when you need it.
I suppose it could charge/power any USB device.
Maybe a silly question, but can you do a full restore of a pc, but on a new (and different sized) disk?
I have one pc that has a failing disk, and I can go the clone(zilla) disk to disk route to move the data over, and resize it to the new size.
But I was wondering if it's possible to use the USB restore stick in a way that you can do the same?
I cannot seem to find any good info on this online.
If not, this would be a nice addition to the restore tools... ;-)