Serial console PC Network appliance with Celeron J1900, 2GB RAM and 6x Intel GbE
First thing you want to do is getting a more user friendly console to configure BIOS. Default VT100 brings a lot of issues. Configure VT100+ instead.
For practical issues change speed from 115200 to 9600. This is the default speed at which both linux kernel and VyOS will reconfigure the serial port when loading.
Connect to serial (115200bps). Power the appliance then press Del in the console when requested to enter BIOS settings.
Advanced > Serial Port Console Redirection > Console Redirection Settings:
• Terminal Type : VT100+
• Bits per second : 9600
Then save, reboot and change serial speed on your client.
Some options have to be changed for VyOS to boot correctly. With XHCI enabled the installer can’t access the USB key. Enable EHCI instead.
Reboot inside the BIOS.
Chipset > South Bridge > USB Configuration:
• Disable XHCI
• Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Support
Create a VyOS bootable USB key. Get the 64bits iso (VyOS 1.1.7) and a live usb installer:
To help booting on console, you can change the default boot option created by the live installer. For instance, on the USB key under syslinux/syslinux.cfg, change default option to live-serial (line “default xxxx”)