Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

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Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by dranivil » 06 Jun 2021, 19:49

Hi, I am trying to install a different operating system on F2-422 model. The operating system works fine, but for it to work I need to have a USB plugged in and booting from it. Since the BIOS does not let me change the boot priority (it is blocked!). Yes, I can UEFI mode if I boot from USB, but this operating system only works in legacy mode, so it is not an option for me.
How could I change the BIOS boot priority? Perhaps a BIOS update is necessary to correct this
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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by TMSupport » 07 Jun 2021, 14:19

It will boot from internal USB first when your F2-422 is booted up without any HDDs or your HDDs are not installed with TOS.
It’s not allowed to change the boot order in BIOS.
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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by TMroy » 08 Jun 2021, 23:48

Try to remove the USB stick before you boot, by doing this, you need to open the cage and find the USB boot stick on mother board.
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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by dranivil » 12 Jun 2021, 22:35

I find it very bad on the part of terramaster that they intentionally limit the BIOS to interfere with the startup of third-party software.
TMroy wrote:
08 Jun 2021, 23:48
Try to remove the USB stick before you boot, by doing this, you need to open the cage and find the USB boot stick on mother board.
If I unplug the usb will it let me change the boot order?

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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by TMroy » 13 Jun 2021, 11:39

{L_BUTTON_AT}dranivil
This article could help to answer. https://joelduncan.io/freenas-on-terramaster-f2-221/
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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by dranivil » 14 Jun 2021, 17:34

@ TMroy
I already read that article before installing anything. But in my case 2 things happen:
- The software I use does not work in EFI, I have to put it in legacy mode and therefore it always boots from the hard disk.
- My BIOS has fewer options than the F2-221. The "CSM configuration" section does not appear in my BIOS.

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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by TMroy » 14 Jun 2021, 22:52

This is all I can do for you. My job responsibilities do not include guiding you to break in our own device.
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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by dranivil » 15 Jun 2021, 19:05

With all due respect, the device is my property and I am responsible for what I do with it. It is Terramaster that has deliberately limited a product.

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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by TMroy » 15 Jun 2021, 23:42

Sure, you are right, you own the device, you can do whatever you want. Unless the hardware of the device is artificially damaged, the warranty service is still valid.
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Re: Boot Order Blocked in BIOS - F2-422

Post by sianderson » 15 Jun 2021, 23:48

dranivil wrote:
12 Jun 2021, 22:35
I find it very bad on the part of terramaster that they intentionally limit the BIOS to interfere with the startup of third-party software.
what a quite odd comment to make, would you have an issue if you bought a renault car and a BMW door doesnt fit? and then complained to Renault that they intentionally made their door a different shape to a BMW one? after all you own the car so a different manufacturers part should fit?
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