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Old 06-07-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Angry Installing on a tablet PC


I'm trying to install linux on an XPlore Genesys II (I know, most people have never heard of it...) from a USB flash disk. It boots into BIOS and stops at "Press F1 to continue". It, being a tablet, has no keyboard. I plugged in a known-working USB keyboard, but it doesn't do anything when I press F1 (or other buttons...) It has no OS installed, and only has USB and a dock connector for which I have no dock. Is there any hope?
 
Old 06-07-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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One of these? http://www.wireless-products.dk/Xplore/GeneSys2.htm

Unfortunately, you need the docking station equiped with ps/2 keyboard/mouse ports, to use normal keyboard and mouse. unlucky.

I have different problem with a similar device, my Panasonic Toughbook C-07, which uses wireless display that i can't work out how to get working in Linux.

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Old 06-08-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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<overused clice>If there's a will, there's a way. </overused clice> I'm going to invest in a USB IDE adapter and install Linux from another computer. The HD has a HFS partion on it (it was stolen from an old powerbook) and that might be confusing the BIOS. Once I'm in to linux, the keyboard will (hopefully) work fine. Any GUI/WM suggestions for a tablet?
 
Old 06-20-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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USB on the Genesys

I have a couple of those machines. They seem to have a somewhat goofy BIOS in them. If you remove the CMOS battery for a minute you can then use your USB keyboard to go into the BIOS setup. Once there make sure that the legacy USB support is checked and it will then work fine with a USB keyboard and mouse until you remove and reinstall the hard drive at which point you need to remove and reinstall the battery again to activate the USB ports at boot up. I installed Windows on one by putting the hard drive into another laptop and installing from there, then transferring the drive back to the Genesys. I don't use Windows on any of my computers, but wanted to use this in my car with some GPS navigation software that I have. I will be trying the same thing on the other one with some light linux distro soon. The touchscreen is a Microtouch on COM Port 3
 
Old 06-21-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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ideal distro would maybe be Ubuntu or for light WM use Xubuntu
 
  


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