running BootAble on Odroid-H3+

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    To obtain direct, low-level access to a system's mass storage drives, SpinRite runs under a GRC-customized version of FreeDOS which has been modified to add compatibility with all file systems. In order to run SpinRite it must first be possible to boot FreeDOS.

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Juggler

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May 27, 2024
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I have downloaded both the latest versions of SpinRite and BootAble to test my setup. I flashed an USB drive using balenaEtcher, inserted into an Odroid-H3+ (https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-h3-plus/) and entered the BIOS. The BIOS is an American Megatrends one, and the only reference to secure boot was under Security --> Secure Boot --> Secure Boot, which I have disabled.

Despite this, and setting the USB drive to be the boot device, I continue to be pushed back to the BIOS setup screen. I've clearly done something wrong... would appreciate any insight in how I can get BootAble (then SpinRite) working on this device.

cheers,
J.
 
You need to enable a CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to support legacy booting. Look for such a setting in your BIOS. If you cannot find it, then your device may not be able to do legacy booting.