Just received my APi, and have some strange issues...
FYI, I am powering it up with a regulated +5V bench supply (with plenty of current margin). ;)
The first thing I did was to go into the BIOS and set the current time & date, and disabled fast start (to see the POST messages).
The First error I get is
File '/boot/' not found
Next, it says
Can't find command 'hwmatch'
Then, it boots into the GRUB menu, and I Lose all Keyboard support... arrow keys/enter key not functional, 2 Mouse pointers (one fixed in the center of the screen, and one that moves with the mouse, but the mouse buttons aren't functional).
Now the WEIRD part...
After a minute or so, the highlight MOVES ITSELF back and forth between the options (no keypresses made by me), and eventually goes into 'Generic' boot option, Reboots, and eventually I get to the GUI, where the Keyboard & Mouse are fully functional again.
I figure that maybe the GRUB Bootloader itself is damaged, so I log into the GUI using the Default password (W56mDaJy7w in my case), and I try to do a Software Update.
~ The Software updater finds new updates, and when I select to continue with the update, it asks for the ROOT password... Leaving it blank fails with incorrect password, and so does entering the above Default password. ~
(EDIT): I was able to get into the console and reset the Root password.
Software Update was successful... No more GRUB issue (I think)..
The POST errors still continue, though... What's up with that?