Ubuntu updating bootloader

In Rufus, for “Partition scheme and target system type”, choose “GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer”.For “File System”, choose “FAT32″, and leave the rest at default. Browse to the EFI\Boot directory, and place this bootloader (named bootia32.efi) there.At the bottom, check “Create a bootable disk using: ISO Image” and select your downloaded Ubuntu image, then hit “Start”. This bootloader was compiled from source using the latest Grub2.

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The T100 is a nice little convertible tablet/netbook. Eventually I expect hardware support for the T100 will be excellent, but we are not there yet.

My aim is to get a “perfect” Ubuntu installation on the T100, such that it can be used successfully as a daily machine in both netbook and tablet modes. In order to get the best support possible, we will be using bleeding-edge builds and the latest Linux kernels.

If you’d just prefer an easy life, come back in October and just install Ubuntu 14.10.

That said, this little convertible is a lovely machine, and Ubuntu/unity works very nicely on it — finally Unity has a purpose!

The more people get on for the ride now, the quicker we can test and iron out bugs.

*** First things first, update using Asus Live Update to the latest “BIOS” available. Do any backing up of Windows / recovery partitions. Before we attempt to boot Linux on the T100, we need to do some preparation, so start in Windows.

Download the latest daily AMD64 build of Ubuntu 14.04 from here.

Download the Rufus USB bootable image creator, and “burn” your downloaded ISO to a spare USB stick.

Now, insert the USB stick and reboot to the firmware (BIOS).

You can do this in Windows by holding shift when pressing “restart”, then touching Troubleshoot → Advanced Options → UEFI Firmware Settings → Restart.

Once there, disable Secure Boot, then visit the boot options, and ensure the USB stick is the first in the list.

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