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Old 10-17-2017, 02:26 PM   #76
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Why would this happen, I used the amd64 image from here http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/re.../17.10/beta-2/

How would I go about fixing this?
I don't know. Perhaps a BIOS setting? You should ask Linuxium since you are using his respin script...
see the comment Caitlyn Martin23 May 2017 at 08:13
 
Old 10-17-2017, 03:02 PM   #77
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i keep getting this error after choosing it in refind on installation.
Locate your refind.conf file on the USB drive you are booting from:
"/boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf, /boot/EFI/BOOT/refind.conf, /Volumes/ESP/EFI/refind/refind.conf, S:\EFI\refind\refind.conf, or something else, depending on your OS and mount point."
In it, locate all instances of "loader", the one that is run when you select to install will probably be obvious.
My guess is it's wrong. Maybe a problem with the 'respin' script not working right with the new release? Report to Linuxium.
See these pages for help:
http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/configfile.html
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/REFInd
 
Old 10-17-2017, 03:13 PM   #78
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Google search "respin kubuntu 17.10 site:linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com" found this. Is it you?...

"Mu Cephei 15 October 2017 at 04:18
Hey I tried to respin kubuntu and ubuntu(17.10) today for the ezbook 3 pro (apollo) with the exact same parameters as you did in this post, and the usb won't boot because of a refind bug. On the other hand the images you provide for download work, they are using refind version 11.0, while the ones i've respun use version 11.1. Is it possible to add an option to choose which version of refind to use?"

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Old 10-17-2017, 03:24 PM   #79
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Google search "respin kubuntu 17.10 site:linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com" found this. Is it you?...

"Mu Cephei 15 October 2017 at 04:18
Hey I tried to respin kubuntu and ubuntu(17.10) today for the ezbook 3 pro (apollo) with the exact same parameters as you did in this post, and the usb won't boot because of a refind bug. On the other hand the images you provide for download work, they are using refind version 11.0, while the ones i've respun use version 11.1. Is it possible to add an option to choose which version of refind to use?"
Yep, I asked there thinking it might be a refind version bug.
 
Old 10-21-2017, 02:49 PM   #80
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Yep, I asked there thinking it might be a refind version bug.
yes, it looks like a problem with rEFInd 11.1:
http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.br...uture-for.html

Alexandr Borisov 20 October 2017 at 20:55
Hi. I cant load --appolo iso. I getting "invalid loader file! Error: not Found while loading vmlinuz.efi". Same with ubuntu 17.10. I have appolo lake jumper ezbook 3 pro. Ubuntu 17.04 works fine.

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Linuxium 21 October 2017 at 00:20
The 'Apollo' ISO was built with rEFInd version 0.11.1 which results in the 'invalid loader file!' error. I've rebuilt the ISO with rEFInd version 0.11 and confirmed that it works and updated the link with the new ISO.

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Old 10-23-2017, 09:05 AM   #81
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yes, it looks like a problem with rEFInd 11.1:
http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.br...uture-for.html
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I can confirm the same. Although I could boot respined Ubuntu daily builds before (read my post #59) I could not boot a respined Ubuntu 17.10 image due to new rEFInd. Therefore this workaround is the only way at the moment how to boot Ubuntu 17.10 installer on ezbook.

I am updating the Ubunut 17.10 installation steps to refect this:
  • Download Ubuntu 17.10
  • Download fixed isorespin from link above or from here: https://goo.gl/ZnUd6H
  • Download refind-bin-0.11.0.zip from https://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.11.0
  • Create a working folder where you will store downloaded files: fixed isorespin.sh, ubuntu iso file and rEFInd 0.11.0 version
  • Unzip refind-bin-0.11.0.zip (make sure that refind-bin-0.11.0 folder is inside working folder)
  • Use newly downloaded isorespin.sh to customize downloaded image
    isorespin.sh -i ~/<ubunit-is> -b rEFInd
    NOTE: if you donít have linux installed, install Oracle Virtual Box on you existing windows 10 and install downloaded Ubuntu image to run Ubuntu inside this VM where you can then run isorespin.sh script. Have in mind that VM will need 2GB RAM and 20GB of storage. Anything less will not work and script will either complain that there is no enough storage or suddenly crash due to no enough RAM
  • Use dd command to flash respined iso image to USB
    sudo dd if=<your-respined-image.iso> of=/dev/sd<your USB device> bs=4M
    NOTE: if you are using Oracle Virtual Box it is easier to copy respined image back to windows and use rufus rufus.akeo.ie to flash image to USB.
    NOTE: I could not boot sucessfuly with dd command (tried two different USBs) - I had to use rufus on windwos.
  • Plug USB into ezbook 3 pro
  • Restart ezbook and press Esc to go to into BIOS
  • Go to Boot tab and set your USB as a first in a boot order. Save and Exist BIOS
  • It will now boot rEFInd where you can select Ubuntu icon that will boot into Ubuntu graphical installer.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 09:37 AM   #82
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Hello for such a bad noob question - can you direct me to where to know how to run script commands one Ubuntu is running on VM. I open terminal and typed the script but didnt work. I somehow also realise that I am doing this completeley wrong. Would appreciate a little patience and help if possible. Thank you.



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I can confirm the same. Although I could boot respined Ubuntu daily builds before (read my post #59) I could not boot a respined Ubuntu 17.10 image due to new rEFInd. Therefore this workaround is the only way at the moment how to boot Ubuntu 17.10 installer on ezbook.

I am updating the Ubunut 17.10 installation steps to refect this:
  • Download Ubuntu 17.10
  • Download fixed isorespin from link above or from here: https://goo.gl/ZnUd6H
  • Download refind-bin-0.11.0.zip from https://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.11.0
  • Create a working folder where you will store downloaded files: fixed isorespin.sh, ubuntu iso file and rEFInd 0.11.0 version
  • Unzip refind-bin-0.11.0.zip (make sure that refind-bin-0.11.0 folder is inside working folder)
  • Use newly downloaded isorespin.sh to customize downloaded image
    isorespin.sh -i ~/<ubunit-is> -b rEFInd
    NOTE: if you donít have linux installed, install Oracle Virtual Box on you existing windows 10 and install downloaded Ubuntu image to run Ubuntu inside this VM where you can then run isorespin.sh script. Have in mind that VM will need 2GB RAM and 20GB of storage. Anything less will not work and script will either complain that there is no enough storage or suddenly crash due to no enough RAM
  • Use dd command to flash respined iso image to USB
    sudo dd if=<your-respined-image.iso> of=/dev/sd<your USB device> bs=4M
    NOTE: if you are using Oracle Virtual Box it is easier to copy respined image back to windows and use rufus rufus.akeo.ie to flash image to USB.
    NOTE: I could not boot sucessfuly with dd command (tried two different USBs) - I had to use rufus on windwos.
  • Plug USB into ezbook 3 pro
  • Restart ezbook and press Esc to go to into BIOS
  • Go to Boot tab and set your USB as a first in a boot order. Save and Exist BIOS
  • It will now boot rEFInd where you can select Ubuntu icon that will boot into Ubuntu graphical installer.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 10:22 AM   #83
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well, obviously if anyone can help you, you must post here exactly what you typed in the terminal and what the output of running the script was (the errors and other text that you saw).
Linux terminal tutorial: https://ryanstutorials.net/linuxtutorial/
 
Old 10-31-2017, 08:55 AM   #84
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Hello bbaker6212,

Thanks for the assistance and the link. Thought it would be better to clarify that I would not really qualify as a noob too. I am trying to make this change from windows 10 to ELementaryOs only because I have limited usage of my laptop and thats browsing, streaming and office documents. I have moved from 12 years of mac and w10 is very clumpsy and broken. And add to it the bs of a horrible UI and experience. They went through it with windows 10 before the iphone came and seems like w10 is broken but the only option for the masses. So sad. And we are in 2017.

So i read the link but I think I need to be more invested in it than the current motivation I have. And in the past, I have lazily followed instructions by people to perhaps install a custom rom on the phone. The only experience I have on this front so as to speak.

So in this case, I am not sure where to save the files downloaded and saved it everywhere I thought was relevant and it didnt work. The C drive, folder in windows in c drive, d drive etc.

I was able to download and run ubuntu in oracle viryual box and from there i opened terminal and typed the command shared.
isorespin.sh -i ~/<ubunit-is> -b rEFInd
but nothing happened. And that's where I am stuck at the moment. Once again thanks for the patience and help.

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well, obviously if anyone can help you, you must post here exactly what you typed in the terminal and what the output of running the script was (the errors and other text that you saw).
Linux terminal tutorial: https://ryanstutorials.net/linuxtutorial/
 
Old 10-31-2017, 09:26 AM   #85
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Hello bbaker6212,

Thanks for the assistance and the link. Thought it would be better to clarify that I would not really qualify as a noob too. I am trying to make this change from windows 10 to ELementaryOs only because I have limited usage of my laptop and thats browsing, streaming and office documents. I have moved from 12 years of mac and w10 is very clumpsy and broken. And add to it the bs of a horrible UI and experience. They went through it with windows 10 before the iphone came and seems like w10 is broken but the only option for the masses. So sad. And we are in 2017.

So i read the link but I think I need to be more invested in it than the current motivation I have. And in the past, I have lazily followed instructions by people to perhaps install a custom rom on the phone. The only experience I have on this front so as to speak.

So in this case, I am not sure where to save the files downloaded and saved it everywhere I thought was relevant and it didnt work. The C drive, folder in windows in c drive, d drive etc.

I was able to download and run ubuntu in oracle viryual box and from there i opened terminal and typed the command shared.
isorespin.sh -i ~/<ubunit-is> -b rEFInd
but nothing happened. And that's where I am stuck at the moment. Once again thanks for the patience and help.
It might be easier for you to try installing a different version of Linux (not Ubuntu) that does not require the extra work of using the isorespin script. Try using the Windows program Etcher to burn the Antergos 17.10 (or Manjaro Xfce 17.06) ISO to a USB drive, then change your computer's BIOS settings to boot from that USB drive. After booting that you should be able to install that version of Linux.

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Old 11-01-2017, 01:55 AM   #86
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Oh wow. Is it that straight forward. I will definitely download and try the same during the day or perhaps tomorrow morning and keep you updated.
Thanks and have a wonderful day.


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It might be easier for you to try installing a different version of Linux (not Ubuntu) that does not require the extra work of using the isorespin script. Try using the Windows program Etcher to burn the Antergos 17.10 (or Manjaro Xfce 17.06) ISO to a USB drive, then change your computer's BIOS settings to boot from that USB drive. After booting that you should be able to install that version of Linux.
 
Old 11-01-2017, 03:10 PM   #87
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It might be easier for you to try installing a different version of Linux (not Ubuntu) that does not require the extra work of using the isorespin script. Try using the Windows program Etcher to burn the Antergos 17.10 (or Manjaro Xfce 17.06) ISO to a USB drive, then change your computer's BIOS settings to boot from that USB drive. After booting that you should be able to install that version of Linux.

Could anybody make this method work?

I tried it and it shows just a black screen with a white cursor on the corner...
 
Old 11-02-2017, 07:06 AM   #88
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Hello there,

So after much trial and error, I could not get Manjaro to even boot and it just pitches the screen black with a cursor as someone noted here recently.
I managed to get Antergos to be recognised of sorts and the white screen with some sort of inverted triangle logo appears o install or run but even after 2 hours nothing happened. It seemed to be in a loop of sorts. The original reason I reached this forum was because the boot refused to recognize anything from the usb up until the use of Antergos bu nothing progressed post the screen.

ANy suggestions on what can be done?




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Oh wow. Is it that straight forward. I will definitely download and try the same during the day or perhaps tomorrow morning and keep you updated.
Thanks and have a wonderful day.
 
Old 11-03-2017, 12:45 AM   #89
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directing it to the right person. same as earlier message.

Hello there,

So after much trial and error, I could not get Manjaro to even boot and it just pitches the screen black with a cursor as someone noted here recently.
I managed to get Antergos to be recognised of sorts and the white screen with some sort of inverted triangle logo appears o install or run but even after 2 hours nothing happened. It seemed to be in a loop of sorts. The original reason I reached this forum was because the boot refused to recognize anything from the usb up until the use of Antergos bu nothing progressed post the screen.

ANy suggestions on what can be done?



Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaker6212 View Post
It might be easier for you to try installing a different version of Linux (not Ubuntu) that does not require the extra work of using the isorespin script. Try using the Windows program Etcher to burn the Antergos 17.10 (or Manjaro Xfce 17.06) ISO to a USB drive, then change your computer's BIOS settings to boot from that USB drive. After booting that you should be able to install that version of Linux.
 
Old 11-08-2017, 09:01 AM   #90
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Hello,

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.


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directing it to the right person. same as earlier message.

Hello there,

So after much trial and error, I could not get Manjaro to even boot and it just pitches the screen black with a cursor as someone noted here recently.
I managed to get Antergos to be recognised of sorts and the white screen with some sort of inverted triangle logo appears o install or run but even after 2 hours nothing happened. It seemed to be in a loop of sorts. The original reason I reached this forum was because the boot refused to recognize anything from the usb up until the use of Antergos bu nothing progressed post the screen.

ANy suggestions on what can be done?
 
  


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