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Setting Boot Priority on ASUS B85M-E Computer

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Setting Boot Priority on ASUS B85M-E Computer

I am running a FREENAS 9.3 server on an ASUS B85M-E based computer.  The server is supposed to boot from a USB drive and I have four 2T harddrives to store my backups.  The USB drive contains the operating system for the FREENAS.  I am trying to set up the boot priority on the computer to default to the USB but only the DVD drive and one of the Harddrives show up as options under setup.  Currently, I have to select the USB drive from the Boot menu each time I need to reboot the system.  Anyone know to include the USB drive as an option on the boot priority?

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Re: Setting Boot Priority on ASUS B85M-E Computer

You might want to ask in the FreeNAS forums.




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Re: Setting Boot Priority on ASUS B85M-E Computer


Again wrote:

You might want to ask in the FreeNAS forums.


He already did and was advised that it is not a FreeNAS issue...

 

Kentshaw, could this point you in the right direction? Does USB Support need to be set in the BIOS to Full Initialization to allow the USB stick to be recognized at POST?

 

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/635307/Asus-B85m-E.html?page=64

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Re: Setting Boot Priority on ASUS B85M-E Computer

Kevj,

I already had the settings you suggested so no joy.  While updating the firmware on this computer from an SD card, I noticed that the SD card came up in the boot priority list so using an SD card instead of a USB drive may work.  I also plan to try some other brands of USB drives and see if they work better.  This one is a Lexar 3.0 USB drive.

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