Installing on Asus EEEbox

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danmo117
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Installing on Asus EEEbox

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Hi all,

I'm having some issues trying to install the PC (BIOS) version of Dietpi on to an old Asus EEE box, specifically a B202 model - Specs are noted in the wiki linked here and the only difference is it's been upgraded with a 480GB SSD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_EeeBox_PC

I've used both balenaEtcher and Raspberry Pi Imager to flash the "direct flash" img file to the SSD but when I try to boot, nothing happens, there's just a flashing underscore character. I thought the firesystem might be expanding but nothing had happened after 5 minutes or so. When using Raspberry Pi Imager I was able to erase the SSD to FAT32 so I'm guessing the SSD is still in that format when using balenaEtcher. Does the drive need to be in a different format?

Any advice is greatly appreciated,

Thanks,
Dan
danmo117
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Re: Installing on Asus EEEbox

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I’ve figured out the issue, the intel atom isn’t 64 bit so I can’t use the x86_64 img. I need to find a i386 option.
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Joulinar
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Re: Installing on Asus EEEbox

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Hi,

as far as I know, DietPi is not supporting i386 https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issu ... -752583019
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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WarHawk
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Re: Installing on Asus EEEbox

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I would just go with a light ubuntu server build, unless they too stop supporting i386
Nope...they too dropped i386 builds

Debian still supports i386
https://www.debian.org/ports/i386/

So does MX Linux
https://mxlinux.org/current-release-features/
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