Just bought a wyse s10 from ebay and wanted to use a GNU/Linux distro to make it my NAS and download computer.
So I changed the bios boot order and made a usb stick with unetbootin with xubuntu, but the device powers on and nothing happens, except this white sign “-” flashing on a black screen.
So I tried with opensuse and other distros but unsuccesfully until now.
Only thing that seems to work it’s puppy linux from sd card + usb card reader but that again doesn’t start completely, I guess it hasn’t enough ram. Whatever, puppy boots and almost loads the desktop.
I alsto tried to connect via usb a hard drive with ubuntu installed but this didn’t work too..
Jus saw this post so logged in to post my experience with S10.
For a month now I’m trying various Linux’es with S10 and most of them boot with success within the S10.
Let me explcain, my S10 had originally 128MB RAM which I changed to 256. So I don’t know if this could be the problem you’re having.
With this setup, various kind’s, brands and cappacity’s pen drive, I have succesfully run various diistro’s e.g. Puppy (latest), DSL 4.4.10, Xubuntu 10.10.
Unfortunatly, from the above, only DSL could be installed in a internal attached HD.