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Offline lesinlondon

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Tablet install?
« on: March 01, 2018, 04:55:21 pm »
Hi people. I'm having a problem installing Sparky on my hybrid tablet and would appreciate any guidance. Details are -

10" IruLu hybrid. 32bit efi bios, 64bit quad core BayTrail cpu, running 32bit Windows 10 Home (very nicely).

I get as far as booting the usb drive and selecting Sparky, then, after some scrolling text the screen goes blank and just hangs there.

I have tried on an old laptop and all went fine, installed without problem. The images I have tried to install are - 32bit (i686 non-pae). Safe boot disabled.

sparkylinux-4.7-i686-minimalgui
sparkylinux-5.2-i686-mate

I'd love to get Sparky installed on the hybrid, even if that means having the keyboard permenently attached and no touch screen. Can anyone advise?

Les.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 05:00:51 pm by lesinlondon »

Offline Capitain_Jack

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Re: Tablet install?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 02:50:31 pm »
Hi man!

I guess you're trying to install a non compatible iso with your CPU. It is 64bits, so you need to try or pure 64bits or better multiarch (home edition is).

This is your processor real name:
https://ark.intel.com/products/80274/Intel-Atom-Processor-Z3735F-2M-Cache-up-to-1_83-GHz

Also, take a time to read this, it can help on search for information on install (because Sparky is based on Debian):
https://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,4243.msg10591.html
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Offline lesinlondon

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Re: Tablet install?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 05:45:00 pm »
Hi Capitain_Jack. Thanks for the reply. Since my post I have tried a 64bit version, but still no luck. Select Sparky and after some scrolling text it just hangs.

I am almost completely Windows free, just this fairly new tablet hybrid to convert, if possible. I watched a youtube video about installing Linux on cheap tablets pre-installed with 32bit Windows and there was a comment that some of them have the bios locked to install Microsoft only OS'. I don't know if that's correct. Can't find anything in the bios.

Anyway, thanks for the link to the processor page, I have saved it as it might come in useful; and the other post link, which I will read.

Update: I had a dig about in the bios again and buried deep in a sub-sub menu was OS/BOM Congiguration. Settings were -

BOM Selection Switch: Force Windows 8x / BOM 3.1
Pre-Os BOM Selection: Windows 8x / BOM 3.1

Both are fixed settings and cannot be changed. I think I have my answer - no can install Linux :(
« Last Edit: March 02, 2018, 06:22:25 pm by lesinlondon »