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  1. Tried Bliss OS (14.3), but can't recognize the Realtek RTL8821CE card. I found the repository for the external kernel module, but have no idea how to add it in... unless it's just a simple make install. https://docs.blissos.org/troubleshooting/troubleshooting-wifi
  2. I added an M.2 internally and cloned my USB installation to it. Works great! See here for info on that... https://atariage.com/forums/topic/316097-multi-boot-loader-for-usbemmc/?do=findComment&comment=4839669
  3. Windows seems unnecessary (I'm a Mac & *nix guy all the way)... Android is basically linux (which I know my way around pretty decently), so why not run it natively vs emulated or virtualized, you'll theoretically have a better experience.
  4. I can't seem to get FydeOS to work... I downloaded the MAGICBOOK one which supposedly has support for AMD Ryzen. I am using rEFInd on the system partition as my boot manager (thanks to @0_obeWAN for all his help) so during the install I don't bother selecting to reinstall rEFInd. Install goes fine, and when rebooted I see 2 icons for FydeOS - both which just reboot the machine and take me back to the boot menu. So I'm thinking this is not going to work. I also tried allowing the installer to go ahead and install rEFInd and I get the same issue there. Oddly enough, I can use FydeOS if I just leave it on the USB. So I'm thinking maybe under Windows using Disk Genius to backup each partition on the USB and then restore them to the M.2. Or maybe it's time to look at other distros. Just this one looked pretty cool running on a Raspberry Pi...
  5. Anyone running an Android OS on the VCS? I so far have Windows 10 (yuck), Batocera, and Ubuntu on my internal M.2 drive. I'd love to add an Android OS with the Google Play store. Basically what I'm looking to do is sideload and install apps and use a simple launcher that runs whatever is selected - much in the way the Atari dashboard is setup or like the interface on an Amazon FireTV. Things that would be needed... able to control with a bluetooth controller (launching and gaming) - so I'm thinking it may need some sort of keymapper like Octopus to use the gamepad and classic controller. Also, as mentioned, I'd want to be able to sideload apps, so will need debugging enabled to install apps outside of the store. Seems there are quite a few out there... I'm giving FydeOS a shot right now, but wondering what if any other distros I might want to take a look at. I know compatibility with AMD Ryzen can sometimes be an issue with some.
  6. I'd love to see them port SmartYouTube TV to it rather than the one on there now. Discovery+ is getting popular too.
  7. I found hitting DEL (not Delete) over an icon pops up a dialog to hide it. Confirm, and all is great! Thanks for all your help!!!
  8. Ok, I'm an idiot, missed the part about taking the drive online. Got it up now, but why so many multiple choices?
  9. Says the drive is read only, offline.
  10. So now I'm running into an issue with using Disk Genius to copy the rEFInd files to the efi(1) & efi(2) partitions. Do you need the paid version to copy? I tried dragging the EFI folder to both partitions but nothing happens. The partitions look like they are locked or something.
  11. I can confirm that if you use the flasher provided by Atari here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17TeJMIZcLIsGMJEHlQAxOb_YdIuX4GoL4bvBExAudWU/ it does indeed erase the Ubuntu/grub boot loader installed on efi(0). I'm thinking that what I want to do is back that partition up and restore it to the M.2 drive. Just wanted others who may be reading to be aware of this catch, as it might save them some time and frustration. So I copied the contents of efi(0) to the EFI partition I created on M.2 drive and it now works as expected... without losing the Atari logo on boot.
  12. Ok, I now have Windows and Batocera installed on the M.2 and working great. For the life of me though, I can't figure out how to get Ubuntu to install entirely on the M.2 card. When installing, I created a 512MB EFI system partition on /dev/sda6 and told the installer to place the boot loader (grub) on that partition - but for some reason it installs the boot loader on the system partition. Any idea on how to get around this? Sorry for the poor picture quality, my phone hates taking pictures of the TV. If I re-flash the Atari - the bootloader for Ubuntu goes away... which is not exactly desirable.
  13. Ok, I now have Batocera & Ubuntu installed on the M.2 with about 400G of free space left. I also have a 128G USB stick with Windows 10 on it (used the WinToUSB program) that boots on the VCS fine, it is updated (I did have to load the Realtek Wifi drivers to get that working). I'd now like to get it off the USB stick and onto the free space on my M.2 drive so I'll have all 3 OS on there for easy access. Any suggestions on how to get Windows from the USB to the M.2 (without having to erase what I already have on there)?
  14. Thanks!!! Got it restored and updated. Managed to load Batocera, Ubuntu, and Windows is next. Will give rEFInd a go this time. Really my main reason for wanting Android was so I could run SmartYouTube TV. Wish the client Atari provided could be controlled like it is (as well as no ads). I'm also curious if I could restore that 2G restore image you provided to a partition so I could always reflash if needed.
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