Hi. I am moving my Roon installation to a NUC10i7FN, newly bought and have been poring over the knowledge base articles on how to install ROCK. I am stuck at the very first section of how to update the BIOS.
I have gone to the intel site and found the downloads for my device and the latest BIOS version seems to be v. 0044. I can’t find a .bio file only a .cap file and when put onto a USB stick and booting up with fn7 there doesn’t seem to be a readable file.
I can’t find any specific instructions that I can understand to tell me if I have to change the file type somehow or what other steps I need to take. Can anyone help a total novice who is clearly out of his depth here? Thanks
Thanks to you both. I decided to try to move on without updating bios and have hit a couple more roadblocks.
Within the bios settings I can’t set to legacy rather than Uefi booting. The options are not selectable.
My ssd doesn’t appear as a bootable option yet as it has no OS on it but is in the hardware list as enabled.
After that I tried just installing ROCK from a flash drive made with etcher. First time I tried, although the USB stick appeared as an option it would not boot from it and threw me back to the boot option screen. Tried a different flash drive and that is now failing to boot also but showing a flickering screen with white text “checking media presence, no media present. “
This last bit feels like it is likely my fault in preparing the media but I followed instructions to produce a bootable stick using etcher.
I am a longtime Mac user so I’m sure you can fee the edges of my experience here.
I’m going to redownlod, reformat and Re burn the ROCK installer and have another go.
An update to the instructions to stop attempts at BIOS updates would definitely helped but the key step that stopped me getting on was switching to legacy boot. It wasn’t clear on my machine how to do this - seems like newer machines are deliberately set up to prevent this change without first chnging power management. As soon as I was guided to how to do that the installation took 5 minutes.
Working like a charm now. Thanks to all.
I’ve not got strong feelings about the guide but I’m more positively inclined towards keeping a BIOS up to date. Changes tend to include non-specific security improvements as well as more tangible benefits. One example is network wake from sleep, which often seems to take a few versions to get right. Fan control is another popular tweak. It’s not unusual to see Roon issues on here quoting problems with similar. It’s usually more important during the first year of a board’s life when serious issues can be found.