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Old 09-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #46
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Hi,

I have been following this thread for 3 weeks since I was thinking of purchasing this tablet. Now its 1 week with the 64GB tablet and I have not been able to access the BIOS at all. I've tried, Power+VolUp, Power+VolDown, Power+WinKey, then Power+Vol+WinKey and even Esc with a USB keyboard. What key combination are you using?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-14-2014, 01:54 PM   #47
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I believe the instructions are in the second link of the first post in this thread. The page is for the Asus t100, but how to get to the uefi settings works the same.


From within windows the shutdown menu has an option for recovery and other options that I cannot remember off the top of my head. ( I am currently at work). From a bunch of different menu choices will finally let you into the uefi ( not bios ) where you can turn off secure boot and demote the windows boot loader.

rEFInd works very well and will let you boot windows easily if you must.
 
Old 09-14-2014, 09:49 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
I am happy to see that you didn't give up and made obvious progress. I hope you'll contribute your findings to http://docs.slackware.com as that will interest more and more people to be able to install Slackware on a tablet.

Just one little remark: the expression "EFI BIOS" is kind of an oxymoron as explained here. Sorry to be a bit pedantic at times

One more off topic remark: it's nice to have Grub able to make EFI images, but from an aesthetical point of view using it as boot manager in case of EFI firmware hurts my eyes, as somehow it's like having a boot manager (Grub) on top of another boot manager (EFI boot manager). I'd prefer as much as possible set the NVRAM variables using efibootmgr, for instance, so that to have the relevant boot entries directly in EFI boot manager's menu. Maybe you could try that as an exercise when you will be done installing, as efibootmgr is shipped in Slackware? (but I won't buy you another tablet in case that damages the firmware, of course...)

Please continue to let us know how that goes.

Cheers,

once i get the touch screen and the ssd rpmb errors fixed i will work on a step by step guide and hopefully it is not as crazy as the path i have taken so far...
 
Old 09-15-2014, 07:16 AM   #49
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Thanks, I'll try now!

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I believe the instructions are in the second link of the first post in this thread. The page is for the Asus t100, but how to get to the uefi settings works the same.


From within windows the shutdown menu has an option for recovery and other options that I cannot remember off the top of my head. ( I am currently at work). From a bunch of different menu choices will finally let you into the uefi ( not bios ) where you can turn off secure boot and demote the windows boot loader.

rEFInd works very well and will let you boot windows easily if you must.
 
Old 09-16-2014, 03:16 PM   #50
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i had actually started writing an in depth (or long winded) how to, but today at work i realized it really isn't that complicated.


the short short version.
get a kernel, a normal initrd, a setup initrd, and bootia32.efi on to the 100 mb efi partition.

this can be done in windows if you open a command prompt as administrator and type
mountvol S: /S the s: can actually be any available drive letter, but the capital S in /S is required. this will mount the efi partition as the s drive. you will be able to copy and move files to and fro, but not cp or mv.

once you can boot the grub cmd line then you can boot the kernel and the setup initrd to install to an sd card, then you do not have to mess with the windows partition at all. setup can run just as it normally would.


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