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Old 08-12-2020, 01:23 PM   #1
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CHUWI Herobox Mini PC Computer


I can't see why I shouldn't be able to load Linux on this little machine, google failed to find anything so I thought this would be the place to ask.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/CHUWI-Compu..._t1_B074FPRX82
 
Old 08-12-2020, 01:44 PM   #2
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And, what are the specs?
Please put them here.
 
Old 08-12-2020, 02:19 PM   #3
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Further Down the link you posted:
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Supports Windows/Linux OS
Authorized Win10 system was pre-installed on HeroBox, and it tackles down all kinds of tasks with high efficiency.

Linux system is also supported to handle more applications use at ease.
 
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There was one review on Amazon where the poster installed debian and had the wireless adapter work "out of the box".
 
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installed debian and had the wireless adapter work "out of the box".
Thats a plus in itself.
 
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Further Down the link you posted:
That'll teach me for skim reading, thanks for pointing that out.
 
Old 08-12-2020, 05:07 PM   #7
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There was one review on Amazon where the poster installed debian and had the wireless adapter work "out of the box".
That'll teach me for skim reading, thanks for pointing that out.
 
Old 08-12-2020, 05:09 PM   #8
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And, what are the specs?
Please put them here.
CHUWI Herobox Mini PC Computer, Fanless Desktop Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 Windows10 OS, Quad Core 64 bit 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM 180GB ROM, Expandable to 1T HDD, HDPC 2.2, BT 4.0 and Dual WIFI


 
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You likely need to access the set up program of its system, secure boot is probably on, (as it is MS Windows), then set it up to boot from USB first. I had to mess with my MSI micro box to be able to get it to boot from USB, check online to see how to get into its set up program.
 
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You likely need to access the set up program of its system, secure boot is probably on, (as it is MS Windows), then set it up to boot from USB first. I had to mess with my MSI micro box to be able to get it to boot from USB, check online to see how to get into its set up program.
I installed Mint on a Lenovo Thinkcentre by booting from USB stick, I imagine this would be the same.
 
Old 08-14-2020, 01:16 AM   #11
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Just a side note, since the thread is SOLVED already:
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Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 View Post
Further Down the link you posted:
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Supports Windows/Linux OS
Authorized Win10 system was pre-installed on HeroBox, and it tackles down all kinds of tasks with high efficiency.

Linux system is also supported to handle more applications use at ease.
This reads to me like it refers to the Windows 10 Linux subsystem, not actually installing Linux.
Therefore it says nothing about the hardware's Linux compatibility.
 
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