..with x86 Atom CPU
It is possible, but complicated.
USB Sticks with Live Systems are recognized by BIOS, if an EFI bootloader is installed in /EFI/BOOT/ A working bootloader is available here: https://github.com/hirotakaster/baytail-bootia32.efi/
SDcards are not recognized by the BIOS at all.
Install 32bit grub bootloader
When the system is installed - before reboot - you need to chroot into the fresh system and install 32-bit-grub:
mount /dev/mmcblk0p5 /mnt mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot/efi for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done mount -o bind /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/etc/resolv.conf chroot /mnt /bin/bash apt-get update apt-get -y remove grub-efi-amd64 apt-get -y install grub-efi-ia32
# maybe again: grub-install /dev/mmcblk0 update-grub
With a USB keyboard, you may be able to reach the BIOS as usual (ESC or DEL or Fxx during boot).
Do not switch to default settings! People say the vendors did not adjust the BIOS to work with default settings. Do not switch BIOS graphics mode from GOP to VBIOS: that breaks screen!
On a MPman converter8 it was ok to disable Fastboot and Boot Order could be adjusted.
Video of a insydeh20 Setup Tool BIOS.
If you get a blank screen after grub bootloader, you can try to set this bootoption (press e):
The system boot without graphic card driver then.
Theoretically it should work to set a correct gfxpayload option, but it does not always work: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/Android-x86/t8I2JER2C5g