Teclast x98 air 3g with linux

Teclast x98 air 3g with linux

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  • #12877
    Fredrik Hedlund
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    Has anyone tried installing a linux operating system on the tablet?

    If so, does it work properly?

    If not, will it work out?

    #12889
    steelicon
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    Has anyone tried installing a linux operating system on the tablet?

    If so, does it work properly?

    If not, will it work out?

    You may try this before committing to a full install of Linux: Ubuntu Linux: How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows

    #12940
    Fredrik Hedlund
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    I know that works aswell. But I wonder if anyone has an installation of a linux system already and if all drivers etc are there..

    #13059
    Fredrik Hedlund
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    Cant seem to manage to get it to boot from the USB device I’ve created for linux.. What am I doing wrong?

    #13138
    BBaker
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    I’ve been following and contributing to tablet related threads on the Mint forums.  Do a search for “tablet” there.  There are links leading off to other places with more info.  You have to be patient and be willing to experiment with building and installing drivers, packages, etc.  There is very little in the way of simple turn-key solutions.

    http://forums.linuxmint.com/

    #13421
    Fredrik Hedlund
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    Found a nice post about linuxmint and tablets, but the issue is, the tablet wont boot from the USB with a linux distro on it. But it boots just fine if it’s a Windows USB installation..

    #13433
    BBaker
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    There is a known issue that you have to use 32bit UEFI with many of these Baytrail devices but all the 64bit Linux distro’s use 64bit UEFI.  A special build of Ubuntu exists.  You could try that, or use the same technique to get Mint working.  Also, often to boot USB on some devices, at least with Mint, you have to turn “secure boot” off in the bios settings.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=903236946435093&set=a.903236803101774.1073741887.100002463885661&type=3&theater

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    BBaker
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    #14049
    Agustin Cordoba
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    This looks very interesting. Thanks for the links and info. Mint is the one I would go for as it’s what I use both installed and virtual.

    #14068
    BBaker
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    I prefer Mint too (Cinnamon) but it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 right now (v17.2), so won’t have the new Atom support additions.  But perhaps you could add them manually by just upgrading the kernel to the latest?  For Atom devices I would use Lubuntu or Xubuntu 15.10.

    #14073
    BBaker
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    This post shows all the hoops you must jump through to get Mint installed from USB with an Atom device’ 32bit UEFI.  Keep in mind even after this you may need to, depending on your device, upgrade the Kernel and other drivers to get things working like audio and wifi.   The post also goes through his shrinking the Windows partition to make room for Linux Mint.
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=204961&p=1065977#p1065977

    #14386
    Fredrik Hedlund
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    I managed to get it to boot into LinuxMINT on the USB stick now. But it wont detect my “hdd” or stuff like that..

     

    You can follow this post, created by me, on the LinuxMINT forums for further instructions : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=208290

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