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Offline steve9000

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32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« on: July 12, 2016, 03:06:03 pm »
32-bit UEFI installation possible?  Which distro?  The tablet only understands GPT UEFI.

Go easy on me, I am a Windows retard.

Tablet in question:  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Tablets/ThinkPad-Tablet-Series/ThinkPad-Tablet-2/3679/

Offline pavroo

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Re: 32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 09:13:40 pm »
Hi
Every Sparky spin provides uefi support for 32 or 64 bit machines.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Re: 32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 06:36:18 am »
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Re: 32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 09:57:13 am »
Yes, both Sparky Installer (live-installer) and Sparky Advanced Installer provide support for what you need.
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Re: 32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 12:35:02 pm »
I just did a succesful installation on a medion akoya S2217, which also has a 32 bit UEFI  8)

the only hitch I encountered was that, while booting the livecd correctly, it installed the 64 efi boot bin. I had
to manually install the grub-efi-ia32 packages after installation.

(just for completeness: I copied over the livecd bootia32.efi to the boot disk to be able to boot the system into a grub command line, from where I could boot the installed system, then I could install the
32 bit grub packages)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2016, 12:41:40 pm by Emphyrio »

Offline kencredible

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Re: 32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 02:54:26 pm »
Did you get anywhere with the Lenovo TPT2 install? I am trying the same thing. Tablet just freezes after pressing inter on any of the grub entries.

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Re: 32-bit UEFI Installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 02:10:20 pm »
I have the same problem with an ASUS EeeBook 32 bit only UEFI system.

First the WiFi isn't recognised so I have no net access for drivers, etc.
There is no LAN (RJ45) port.  WiFi only.

Second I get prompted to must have an EFI partition but no switch, (I can see), to set one up.
I does have partitions from an earlier (failed) Windows installation.

Help!