I'm setting up Ubuntu 12.04 minimal on a mini-pc using a GENE 5313 motherboard with a Geode lx800 CPU. I'll use it as a headless PC with just transmission, ssh, ddclient and few more stuff. The problem is that I cannot boot it without a monitor physically plugged.
- I did not install X11, and I will not. I want it only command-line (and it's working very good) so ...
- I will not use VNC, nor any kind of remote desktop
- I will access it only by ssh from my local network and maybe some web services
- I already tried to set the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset" variable on /etc/default/grub. It didn't work
- My BIOS is already set to "Halt on NO ERROR"
- I would prefer to not simulate a VGA monitor by wiring a resistor on the VGA connector, as suggested elsewhere.
All I can do is to make sure I have a monitor plugged when I power it on, let it boot and then I can also unplug the monitor, it works fine. But I will install my mini-pc far from my monitor. If I power it on without a monitor plugged, I only get to "Verifying DMI pool data", no OS boot. I followed a lot of guides to solve this but always failed. Any help? Thank you