This tutorial demonstrates how to create a bootable USB drive and install Linux OS (Pop OS) onto the ODYSSEY – X86.
Format the USB drive. If you are a Windows user, you can format the USB drive by right-clicking the USB Drive and select
FAT32 for the File System.
Select the downloaded Operating System Image, select the formatted USB Drive, and Flash! Now, the bootable USB is all set to go.
Plug your bootable USB, Monitor, and keyboard to ODYSSEY – X86J4105, and power up. When booting up, keep pressing F7 to enter the Boot Manager Screen. And use ↑ and ↓ Key on the keyboard to select your bootable USB.
In this Tutorial, UEFI: Mass Storage Device 1.00 is the bootable USB.
Install Pop OS and press Enter. Follow through the installing instructions on the screen, i.e. system language, user name, location and etc.
Note: For detailed steps of Installing Pop OS, you can follow this video for more information. The Installing part starts at 1:00 in the video.
If everything goes well, Pop OS should be installed on the ODYSSEY – X86J4105 and you can start enjoying your new OS!
BIOS is also like an OS and can upgrade to fix bugs and enhance the performance of the ODYSSEY – X86J4105. Here is the instruction on how to upgrade the BIOS version on ODYSSEY – X86J4105.
Current Latest BIOS Version and Changelog
SD-BS-CJ41G-M-101-G 08/31/2020 14:01:20
Under BIOS Menu, Setup -> Chipset -> Fan Control, added Always On options.
Just like creating a bootable USB for installing OS, format the USB into a FAT32 file system. This time, unzip the downloaded file and copy the unzipped folder into the USB.
Plug the USB into ODYSSEY – X86J4105 and boot up and follow the steps below:
Enter. Then, use
dirto check the directories. The folder name will appear and use
cd SD-BS-CJ41G-M101-Ato go into the folder.
Note: Can use
tab to autofill the folder name
diragain to list out all the files in the folder and use
cd SD-BS-CJ41G-M-101-Ato go in this folder. Use
dirone more time to list out files in this secondary folder.
BIOS.nshand the updating process will begin.
When the BIOS is upgraded, reboot the ODYSSEY – X86J4105(Switch on and off the power).
The X86 also has an embedded controller that can be updated. Updating the EC has the same procedure as updating BIOS(auto-update):
Download the firmware files.
Save them in the root location of a FAT32 format USB drive.
Start ODYSSEY-X86 and boot up from the USB drive. Wait and it will automatically start the flashing process.
Reboot the device when it’s done.
Optimize the problem of incorrect starting and turning temperature of the Fan.