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Pimp doesn’t boot on Biostar TB250 BTC Pro

  • @hai here is my tb250 farm page. https://miner.farm/farmer/2652/farmstatus?node=4 If you are only getting 275MH/s you are missing out on $$$ lol

  • What cards u using?

  • Gtx 1070-5 EVGA SC and 5 gigabyte g1.

  • I'm using RX570. the 1070's are faster I think, my Asus GTX 1070 turbo does 27 MH/s stock, the Rx570's were doing 21MH/s stock, got them stable at 28MH/s. Considering the Rx570 is about 60% of the price of the 1070, I think it's better value for money

  • Sorry it must have been someone else I was chatting with that had 1070’s also.

  • Hi

    I carried out the procedure as it was described. I boot it from USB disk and here is the message i receive.
    0_1513087182579_Brez naslova.bmp

    Can somoene help, please.

    Thank you

  • Hello! PiMP is designed to work with SSD. USB stick does not fit.

  • Hi

    Thx for your answer.

    I do not use USB stick, but USB disk (if this is of any importance in this case).

    Are you sure that my problem is connected to wrong disk? I mean, I do not want to buy SSD and see that I have the same problem.

  • Another thing

    I saw someone asked if the licence is connected to one MB.

    I made bootable disk on one computer and then i took it to another. Do you think this could be a problem?

  • Staff

    The boot media is not correct. First, understand that tens of thousand users make this image just fine. A few have issues, and most times we find those issues are resolved by the user changing the procedure when burning the pimp boot media.

    Using your normal OS, with the PIMP media attached, run a disk testing tool to insure its a good drive. I use a bit reader to do a disk test. Look at tools like 'testdisk'.

    Make sure you sync and close all cache buffers to the pimp boot media. Windows does not like to allow the hot removal of internal SATA drives. Most of us will use a USB to SATA converter and attach an SSD to a host computer. Windows handles caching differently on drives intended for removal. This is dynamic in Windows, and you can configure it as needed. But I am not the guy to walk you through Windows removable media management. Google can help you though :)

    The boot failure though is telling you clearly 'This image is busted dude', so you need to change up how you are making that pimp imaged boot drive up. Can you give us a rundown from start to finish of what you are doing todo that?

  • Thx for the answer.

    I have made some bootable media and this is first time I am encountering problems. But I will google as you suggested and see if there is more ...

    I will chek the disk again.

    Anyway. Is SSD a must or can i use external portable disk with USB connection?

  • Staff

    When you create the media, you can use an external portable disk with a usb connection.

  • I have a problem to boot up pimp-2.3.30-amd on my miner pc (motherboard Biostar TB250-BTC & 6x Asus Strix RX 580 8GB). The boot process just stops & only black screen & nothing more. If I enable integrated Intel gfx PIMP is able to boot up. But there is also intel gfx there so I cannot execute mining at all. I do not have problem with this PC on Windows 10 or SMOS. What do you think where is the problem? I configured uefi but it does not help:

  • Staff

    Have you attempted to fire it up with just one GPU installed?

  • Yes, only one RX580 GPU in PCI-E 16x but no change.
    Then changed bios settings for PCI-E 16x slot from gen2 to auto & was able to boot up. But the screen is blurry & boot process stops on something I cannot read. Not able to connect via ssh from other PC.
    Have the latest bios installed B25CF710.BSS.

  • Staff

    Merged topics about TB250

  • Developer

    Hello hai- I don't have a Biostar TB250 motherboard, but I had the same problem that you are describing on my Asus STRIX B250F motherboard, whereby it would boot straight into BIOS, and the boot options in BIOS didn't show the PIMP OS drive to boot from. However, I found that if you switch off and then turn on the rig and press for me on my motherboard the F12 button this will preempt the motherboard from going straight into the BIOS screen, and instead will show you the boot screen, where for me it showed finally the Pimp drive, which I selected and thus was able to boot the PIMP OS system.
    Hope this may help, Best Louis.

  • Hi have found disabling mining mode in bios helps

  • I just installed a tb250 btc + and im unable to get past initial ramdisk. Has anybody seen this? This was before and after updating bios. Also freshly imaged pimp as well as prior one acts the same way.


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