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Booting Ubuntu from SD Card on the Intel Compute Stick

posted 16 Jul 2015, 20:34 by Ian MORRISON   [ updated 6 Feb 2020, 17:37 ]
A check list 'how to':

1. Download LiveCD ISO and write to USB
2. Insert USB and an empty SD card to ICS and power-up
3. F2 to BIOS and change OS to Ubuntu
4. F10 to boot menu and select USB
5. Install Ubuntu to SD card
6. Once complete reboot
7. F10 and remove USB then boot Ubuntu
8. Install 32-bit GRUB2 bootloader packages
9. Reboot
10. F2 and change OS to Windows
11. F10 and boot Ubuntu
12. Download and run
13. Reboot and enjoy either Windows or Ubuntu

Use 'Rufus' (Windows) or 'dd' (Linux) to write the ISO to USB
When installing to SD card for 'Installation type' select 'Something else' and scroll down to '/dev/mmcblk1'. Repartition using 'New Partition Table' and change the newly created free space to 'Ext4 journaling file system' and use '/' as 'Mount point'
For 32-bit GRUB2 bootloader packages as 'root' enter 'apt-get -y install grub-efi-ia32 grub-efi-ia32-bin'
To remove 'ubuntu' from the F10 boot menu and revert to the original ICS option, boot to Ubuntu and use 'efibootmgr' to remove the 'ubuntu' entry (use 'efibootmgr' to see the entry number and remove using 'efibootmgr -b <just the number> -B')