Intel Compute Stick comes in two versions: one with Windows 8.1 and one with Ubuntu, but the Linux version has half the RAM and far less internal storage and nearly impossible to buy.
So I am trying to install Linux on the "Windows" Compute Stick. I am using CentOS rather than Ubuntu, but my problem is that CentOS can only be installed (as far as I know) by booting from an alternate drive holding an ISO image of the OS (one can then install the image on an internal drive. The Compute Stick has no external drives, so I have tried:
- installing a SD card giving me a drive D
- attaching a USB memory stick
- attaching a USB DVD drive
But when I boot the BIOS it still offers me only the internal drive C option. If I go to the BIOS menu to change the order of drives used for booting it still shows only the internal drive.
Does anyone know of a way to get the BIOS in the Compute Stick to allow booting from any external device? Or any other way to install CentOS?
I have never installed Ubuntu. Does it offer other ways to install?
I do not need to install it as dual boot, I am happy to commit the internal drive to Linux only but cannot see how to do this.