Installing Debian on Alix3d2

This quick how-to should work on other Alix computers, feel free to add your comments.


This small computer is somewhat special, it has usb ports, but can't boot on them. So here is an working installation method.

Required hardware

Debian testing installation

File Prepare

Hardware setup



When the Alix hangs while booting a Linux 3.2 Kernel from Debian, it will probably need a BIOS update. The new version will have some workaround for MFGPT disabled which cause trouble with the current configuration of the driver. BIOS updates can easily be done with flashrom from a running system.