Qotom Q530G6 Core i3-6100U Fanless Appliance

Note: AstLinux 1.3.0 or later is required

Board Specifications: Q3855UG6-P Motherboard

AstLinux Board Type:

  • “genx86_64” (Video Console: HDMI)
  • “genx86_64-serial” (Serial Console: 115200 baud)

Complete System Recommended Options:

  • Memory: 260-pin DDR4 (1.2V) 2133 SO-DIMM 4GB (PC4-17000)
  • Storage: mSATA SSD or 2.5“ SATA SSD

Total System Power (no HDMI connection): 6 Watts when idle.

Performance: 11.7 secs. (Maximum OpenVPN: 310 Mbps)

openvpn --genkey --secret /tmp/secret
time openvpn --test-crypto --secret /tmp/secret --verb 0 --tun-mtu 20000 --cipher aes-256-cbc




ALERT_SOUNDS="startup shutdown"  # Optional Sounds


# libsensors configuration file
# -----------------------------
# Qotom Q530G6

# coretemp CPU sensor

BIOS Setup for Restore AC Power Loss:

The Energy-Related Products Directive (ERP) is the European Commission Directive required for products sold and exported to the EU. As such the Qotom Q530G6 does not automatically power on after a power failure. Obviously this feature needs to be disabled.

On startup (quickly) press the <ESC> key to enter the BIOS Setup, go to the “Chipset” → “PCH-IO Configuration” . Make the following changes…

  • Restore From AC Power Loss → Power On

The results should like the following screen…

BIOS Power On

BIOS Setup for Boot Option Filter (non-UEFI):

While in the BIOS Setup as above, check to make sure Legacy only boot is enabled, go to the “Advanced” → “CSM Configuration” menu…

  • Boot option filter → Legacy only

The results should like the following screen…

BIOS Legacy Boot

(Optional) BIOS Setup for Console Redirection:

If you are using a serial console, you may want to optionally enable Console Redirection for the BIOS configuration.

First, you must enable hidden menus, go to the “Advanced” → “OEM FORM” menu…

  • Hide setup item → Disabled

Now many more options are available, go to the “Advanced” → “Serial Port Console Redirection” menu…

  • COM0
  • Console Redirection → Enabled
  • Console Redirection Settings
    • Terminal Type → VT100
  • Legacy Console Redirection Settings
    • Redirect After POST → BootLoader
  • Windows … (EMS)
  • Console Redirection → Disabled

Save the above BIOS changes, reboot.

Tip → If you need to choose the boot drive, for example when booting the ISO Installer via a USB drive, on startup (quickly) press the F11 key.