05-31-2017 05:25 PM
10-21-2017 03:50 PM
sorry to necropost but i am having this exact issue as well with no info on how to get around this problem
i have seen some people on here claim to get linux up and running on these, but none have said how, and i am starting to think their noses are just growing.
if any of these people see this: no offense but feel free to prove me wrong by posting the method you used.
p.s. if it matters i am using the ns-p11w7100 model not the w6100 model. i hear that the atom x5-z8300 has better linux compatability now anyway so i guess that helps, at least if i can get it to boot to usb
10-23-2017 09:42 AM
I FIGURED IT OUT!!! you have to build a linux iso with a 32-bit efi instead of a 64-bit efi* and it boots to from usb if you select your drive in the bios exit menus boot override list.
now i just have to find a distro that doesnt freak out on this tablet. lubuntu will not boot past its splash screen and ubuntu no longer does 32bit isos in 17.10 which is the version i need since it has kernel 4.13 which actually natively supports cherry trail hardware from what i read.
will try a straight debian install (where i get the 32bit efi from) and see if that works and will update
*link to build the iso here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/392719/32-bit-uefi-boot-support/715843#715843
10-23-2017 03:01 PM
also figured out the cause of the freakout when trying to launch the lubuntu and debian installers:
had to go into bios where the settings for the trusted computing module are (tpm) and change the compliance option from 1.0 to 1.x and voila! debian now launches it installer when prompted. going try lubuntu since it has a live environment that i can check everything in first. should go better since debian currently uses an older kernel (4.9) that doesnt play terribly nice with atom and lubuntu, which is lxde ubuntu (lighter requirements) uses i think kernel 4.12 or 4.13. which has the support built in iirc.
btw, i would have just edited my last post but i dont see ana option for it.
p.s. for future reference to anyone who might wonder: Insignia will not give this info out but you can access the bios without doing and advanced restart in windows by mashing the esc or delete key (either one works) right after the keyboard numlock light blinks when you turn on the unit. makes this SOOOOOOO much easier. no wonder they wont tell us what key it is.