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Old 11-09-2017, 11:14 AM   #91
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Hi, I tried to do it like that, but when I typed

isorespin.sh -i ~/<elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20170814.iso> -b rEFInd

I got : isorespin.sh command not found
I did that in Oracle virtual box
I am complete newbie so far, so dunno what am I doing wrong
Can someone pls help me? Thx

also tried different instructions from linuxium:
3. Download 'isorespin.sh' script from 'https://goo.gl/ZnUd6H'.
4. Make the script executable ('chmod 755 isorespin.sh'
5. Install any required dependencies (typically 'sudo apt-get install -y squashfs-tools xorriso curl zenity' should surfice).
6. Respin your ISO ('./isorespin.sh -i ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso -u --atom').
7. Plug in a USB and note which device it is (say '/dev/sdX').
8. Unmount and mounted file systems from the USB ('sudo umount /dev/sdX*').
9. Write your respun ISO to the USB ('sudo dd if=linuxium-v4.13-rc6-ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M').
10. Boot your Intel Atom 2 in 1 PC from the USB.

and I am stuck at number 6 with:
https://imgur.com/9AC6rxO

I got same with reffind option
https://imgur.com/QuQXygi

Last edited by Kruuk; 11-09-2017 at 03:43 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 02:49 PM   #92
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Could anybody make this method work?

I tried it and it shows just a black screen with a white cursor on the corner...
Manjaro did not work. Black screen w/cursor. Antergos 17.09 Live-USB booted OK and everything was working. I have not yet tried to install it to my SSD.
 
Old 11-10-2017, 01:20 AM   #93
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Good news everyone!

And thanks for all the links.

So the conclusion is : grub is to blame!

With another machine running Linux and use of isorespin script by linuxium http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/search?q=isorespin
I was able to make bootable live USB iso of Lubuntu 17.04.

When setting up isorespin, most important is use of rEFInd boot manager, I also made isorespin include packages: git, build-essential and use kernel 4.10.13 and permanent storage of 2GB. I thought I will be able to use already compiled driver for wifi 8723bu.ko from previous attempts with Antergos, but it didn't work out.

So I installed Lubuntu, but the installation ends prematurely when it tries to install grub. No panic, I don't want it anyway.

So I headed to rEFInd homepage http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ and followed the guide to install rEFInd manually in Windows and with help of program EasyUEFI.

And VOILA I have Lubuntu running and booting via rEFInd. Last step was compiling the driver for wifi again:

https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...set-0bda:b720-
https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bu

For me it is good end of the story.

Thank you once again for all the help provided.

If anybody follows this, and needs more thorough explanation of steps I have done, feel free to ask, I 'll gladly share.

But note: I am Linux newbie myself, I have no idea why grub isn't booting on this particular machine and have also no idea how to debug it. And I don't know how to make custom ISO's
from distros that isorespin doesn't support.

TL/DR: Problem solved, THANK YOU for all the help. Blame GRUB! rEFInd & isorespin FTW !
Yes! This worked for me in combination with Antergos 17.11 (no respinning of the ISO is needed)...
"So I headed to rEFInd homepage http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ and followed the guide to install rEFInd manually in Windows and with help of program EasyUEFI."
I have the v4 version of Ezbook 3 Pro. I burned the latest version of Antergos 17.11 ISO to USB using Etcher. The Live-USB booted fine and everything was working when it booted up - it defaults to Gnome desktop. Then I installed it (Gnome) to my SSD drive but when installation finished and I rebooted it gave that infamous black/blank screen with blinking cursor. Installing rEFInd boot manager from within Windows as described above fixed it. After rebooting both Windows and Antergos shows up in the rEFInd menu, and everything seems to be working, except...

.. the only thing I have to figure out is why the touchpad does not work. It was working initially on Windows until I tried booting Linux, then it stopped working on both Linux and Windows and nothing I do restores it. Even resetting BIOS settings to defaults does not. Any ideas?
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:11 AM   #94
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Anyone know of driver issues with the Intel 3165 NIC or performance problems on Linux?
The only downside I see so far with this Antergos Gnome installation is the Intel 3165 dual-band ac-wifi is not working well. In one position/distance from my router I get good signal/connection when booted into Windows but no connection at all when booted into Antergos in the same exact position. This seems like a driver issue.
Anyone using Arch/Manjaro/Antergos (or Debian/Ubuntu, or other distro) see this with their v4 EZB3P?

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Old 11-10-2017, 11:36 AM   #95
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I posted a step by step install procedures for Antergos on my v4 EZB3Pro here:
https://techtablets.com/forum/topic/...book-3-pro-v4/
 
Old 11-11-2017, 11:41 AM   #96
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Btw, I have a fairly recent version of Manjaro Xfce (w/kernel 4.13) installed on a USB pen drive. It works as a normal HD with data persistance. It boots fine on my EZB3Pro v4 (through Refind). But the touchpad does not work and the poor Wifi performance is the same or worse than with Antergos.
I cannot remember if I installed on this USB drive using the standard Manjaro ISO burned onto another USB or if I used the Manjaro Architect (net) installer. Of course a separate PC is needed for this installation method.
[edit] There is a bug already submitted to Ubuntu on the touchpad problem (and a potential kernel patch on top of kernel 4.14 you can test): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1728244

[edit:] So it turns out the touchpad also fails on Antergos. The problem is intermittent on various notebooks and many different distro's and kernel versions.

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Old 11-19-2017, 06:49 AM   #97
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How to install Manjaro Xfce 17.1 pre2 (pre release w/kernel 4.14) from the ISO. Requires rEFInd but not respinning the distro:
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/solved-r...93/15?u=bako62
 
Old 11-21-2017, 10:39 AM   #98
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How to install Manjaro Xfce 17.1 pre2 (pre release w/kernel 4.14) from the ISO. Requires rEFInd but not respinning the distro:
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/solved-r...93/15?u=bako62
Here I posted a step-by-step installation instructions using the Manjaro Architect network-installer (uses your wifi connection) to install the very latest stable version. You can select which desktop and kernel version you want to install. If you want use Kernel 4.14 (as of today) you'll have to install via the pre-release ISO from my previous post above.

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