with our new APU.2c2 we wanted to install IPCOP onto a builtin Silicon Power SSD 16GB (S9FM02.8). Using this forum thread (german) as a guide, we prepared a USB stick written to by Win32diskimager, using ipcop-2.1.8-install-usb-fdd.i486.img. Put into one of the APU2's USB ports, this booted indeed after the message
Press F10 key now for boot menu:
Next came a line from the SYSLINUX boot routine, then the cursor jumped way up and "boot:" was displayed. We entered
as per the guide, and came so far as to select language and time. Next, hardware discovery ran, checking PCI, USB and PCMCIA, as far as we noticed. But then, disaster struck:
No CD-ROM found.
You could then try out different installation sources, namely
The first results in a return to that error message.
The second is for PXE or TFTP boot, which requires somewhat more infrastructure preparations, which we will probably try later.
We tried then booting from an USB-CD-ROM drive and also different versions (2.1.5, 2.1.1) of IPCOP, with no change whatsoever in the result.
Then we hit upon googling the USB controller; after all, someone had thankfully posted an output of lspci of Debian on an APU2:
00:10.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller [1022:7814] (rev 11)
Naturally, we looked further to a vendor 1022, device 7814 rev 11, but found only
AMD USB 3.0 Host Controller
In other news, Debian 8.2 NetInst CD installed with little convincing to use the serial port (details available).
Also OpenWRT (openwrt-15.05.1-x86-64-combined-ext4.img) from USB stick started without special treatment, but sadly didn't know the APU2's Intel LAN controllers.
For now, we're kind of stumped. Any help or tips are very welcome.
-- the folks from United Networking