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Thread: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8

  1. Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on a WT-8?
    I can't get it to boot from the USB stick.....

  2. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    Hmm... I don't think that you could install Linux on this tablet but lets see if someone else made some experience with that.

  3. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    - Use *Fedlet* (Fedora) iso image
    - Prepair a bootable USB drive with Suse *Image Writer*
    - Edit grub.cfg on USB and *set default="0"*
    - Turn off *Secure Boot* in UEFI
    - Boot from *USB*

    Enjoy Linux !

    [Suse Image Writer|ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/kiwi/ImageWriter.exe]
    [Fedlet|http://adamwill.fedorapeople.org/201...-8in-i686.iso]

  4. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    If I disable Secure boot, it STILL won't boot from a bootable USB stick and just goes straight into Bitlocker Recovery....

    This bootable USB stick works perfectly well on a Windows 8.1 Laptop, so I know it's not the USB stick...

    It's now telling me that the "System doesn't have a USB boot option".
    So how do I boot from a USB stick?

  5. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    - Before ImageWriter, use *Rufus* to prepare USB key to UEFI

  6. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    Thanks - I'll give that a try.
    BTW, do you know whether this version you've given me a link to is a Live version?

  7. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    Here is the project page, all information are there:

    [Fedlet|https://www.happyassassin.net/fedlet-a-fedora-remix-for-bay-trail-tablets/]

    Cheers

  8. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    ImageWriter only allows the selection of a RAW image, not an iso.....

  9. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    Just type *star dot star* (*.*) wildcard and press Enter and after select iso in ImageWriter.
    That's all, it's working well.

  10. Re: Anyone managed to install Linux (Ubuntu) on Encore WT8
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    OK - so it now recognises the USB stick and boots from it, but it then throws up an error message (that's far too quick for me to see properly) something about "can't evaluate......." and then just sits there with lots of squiggly lines on the screen....

    I think I'll give up.....
    Thanks for all the help.

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