Have problems to install volumio on SSD (x86 NUK)

Hi All,

Good evening!!

I tried two methods I’ve learned from the forum to install the volumio on the SSD (Samsung 970 Pro, NVME) in my x86 NUK. Below is the link that showed steps I followed, but got no luck.

Trial (A)
I followed every single steps above with a volumio bootup USB drive and another USB drive (FAT32) with the volumio image. After the zip file was unzipped (I believed it’s been unzipped on the Samsung SSD), then I “umount” the USB drive and powered it up, the system brought me to the “shell>” mode. I tried several times still failed.

Trial (B)
I read from the same thread that some users got their systems up running from a Windows 10 environment. I followed to install a Windows 10 on the Samsung SSD (FAT32, NVME), then booted up the system with a volumio-ready USB drive, from the user interface, there’s a build-in function that allow user to install volumio directly to the HDD, which is the Samsung SSD. However, I encountered the similar problem, that the system should have been installed, but the volumio still couldn’t be booted up without the USB.

Specs for my x86 NUK are listed below:
Intel NUC i5 10xxx
Samsung 970 PRO SSD
Crucial 8GB X 2

Could you please help to show me what the problem is? Compatibility issues or hardware issues? Any comment / help is greatly appreciated!!


Assuming a HDD Install is the same as a SD in a Pi, you don’t get a gui from the device it’s self, you have to access the machine from a web browser, so I assume you may have been ok on Trial A

Before I powered up the NUK again, I checked all USBs had been unmounted, then I press the button to turn on the NUK, the scripts ran along and finally it brought to me a command line mode with “Shell >”, stuff like that, and then I got stuck there, so no chance for a gui or so for me to access the NUK from a web browser… that’s for Trail (A).

Thanks Andrew, with your inputs I can explain more in details where I got stuck, hopefully someone had similar experience can show me the way!!


you could start with taking a picture of the screen, I think it does not boot properly. And also give the complete NUC type, 10xxx is not very helpful.

Edit: could you also write which volumio version you have used?
The one from the download page?

The PC version has a UI out-of-the-box

In case you have a newer NUC, try this Alternative new hardware beta version

Sorry for my late reply, thanks for that and I will give a shot!!

Many thanks,

How do you install this? Do I do the Trail a or b from above?

Hi park13:

Finally the problem was caused by the Samsung SSD (nvme), the Samsung SSD has been replaced with a crucial ngff SSD, then the volumio can be installed successfully.


Curious why this will not work with Samsung SSD?

Did this work? I would hate to have to buy a new SSD?

The Samsung I had was a “nvme”, I am not sure what it is, you can google it, but that nvme version SSD didn’t work, then from somewhere I heard that there’s another version called “ngff”, then I ordered one and got the volumio installed.

Yes it works on mine, hope that help you as well


nvme devices are supported in our alternative version mentioned many times above.