The Shuttle PC arrived today! At this moment, I’m doing the Gentoo install. The first issue I had to figure out was the exact sequence to make the machine boot from my usb key. Pressing Escape during post brings up a screen to change the first boot device.
None these options worked, however. The correct option was found buried deeper in the BIOS options.
- Boot the Shuttle PC with the thumb drive plugged in and press delete during POST to enter setup.
- Select Integrated Peripherals
- Select USB Device Setting
- Under the “USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting” section there will be an entry for the USB thumb drive.
For my thumb drive I had three choices “auto”, “FDD only”, and “HDD only”. Choosing “HDD only” causes my thumb drive to show up as a standard hard disk in my boot options.