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    UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    Computer: HP Envy X2 PC
    Product Number: c7n83av
    Processor: Intel (R) Atom (TM) CPU z2760 @ 1.8GHz
    Total Memory: 2GB
    Bios Version: F.07
    Bios Vendor: Insyde

    I am trying to install any Distro of linux that will work. I would like to get linux on in order to get full use of the hardware. Win8 has a tendency to slow down a lot after a few hours of use sue to not closing programs but instead moving them to the background.

    I have tried installing Ubuntu 12 and Fedora18 both of which claim EFI support. out of the two Ubunut was hte only one to even get close with showing a dual boot screen. however when i select Ubuntu to try and finish the installation (using a efi boot image from USB) it reverts to the windows boot manager and fails to load.
    if i try to boot directly from the usb or cd neither are recognized in the advanced boot options.
    I was only able to get the Ubuntu dual boot to show by installing the Help me boot option from the usb prior to rebooting.

    I have been tryng everything i can think of over the last 3 days and am at a brick wall here.

    Secure boot has been disabled and enabled on multiple attempts with no change.

    I suppose my questions is this, has anyone been able to get a Distro to work on this model of laptop/tablet hybrid? if so how, any ideas on how to get this to work would be greatly appreciated.

    if you need anything from me just ask. I will be on here for a while.


    -Konvit

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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    This user seemed to get it to work and fixed a wireless issue also in this thread.

    Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy-6
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2123975


    You will need to use the 64 bit version of 12.10 or 12.04.2 and from the UEFI menu boot the flash drive in UEFI mode. That way it will install in UEFI mode.
    Systems need quick boot or fast boot turned off in UEFI settings. Vital for some systems. Best to backup efi partition and Windows partition first.
    Use Windows Disk Tools to shrink Windows main partition, but not to create any new partitions, if installing on same drive.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI
    As of 12.04.2, it is possible to install on UEFI systems with Secure Boot enabled (using signed versions of Shim, GRUB, and the Linux kernel). This is only currently set up for Ubuntu (desktop, alternate, and server) and Edubuntu images due to pressures of time; we expect to enable it across the entire Ubuntu family for 12.04.3. Details:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePango.../UbuntuDesktop
    Installing Grub for UEFI secure boot is only possible if you have booted your system using EFI.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    I attempted to install the x64 ubuntu 12 and am able to get to the load from EFI menue. when i select bootx64.efi it returns an error "the selected boot device failed.
    when i select Grubx64.efi it returns an error" device not authorized. if i secure boot off then try grubx64.efi it also returns "selected boot device failed.
    those are the only two options for efi boot listed on the dvd.

    this tablet/laptop hybrid also does not have the option for legacy bios. so most of the steps from the evny pages do not work.
    Last edited by Konvit85; April 18th, 2013 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    It should boot the grubx64.efi with secure boot off. If you have not updated, you need the signed versions of grub2 with shim and signed kernel and then you should be able to boot in secure boot mode. I think then shim gets renamed to grubx64.efi.

    Boot-Repair will also add the correct chain load entries from grub menu to Windows. And it renames Windows to be a backup and makes shim the Windows efi boot file.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair


    Boot-Repair - Updated Jan 1, 2013 to not rename first time, but rename if first time Windows does not boot. Post 706 and 711
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...769482&page=71
    Boot-Repair copied /EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi to /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi (in case the BIOS is hard-coded to boot into /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or secure boot signed GRUB file shimx64.efi.
    Renamed files:
    /EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
    /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi

    To perform this, just run Boot-Repair --> Adv options --> tick "Backup and rename EFI files" --> Apply
    Then reboot the PC to UEFI/BIOS and chose ubuntu, and please tell us what you observe.
    Please enable SecureBoot in your BIOS, then run Boot-Repair --> Advanced Options --> "GRUB options" tab --> tick "SecureBoot" --> Apply.
    To undo & to rename files to their original names, you just need to tick the "Restore EFI backups" option of Boot-Repair.
    A user disabled secure boot, and unchecked it in boot-repair. It now bypasses Grub and goes straight in to Windows.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    I am making the boot repair disc now and will try to run that. my problem is that my desktop is running windows and the only way i have to run linux is through VMware. so making boot iso or efi boot devices is rather hard since everyone keeps giving the linux commands on how to do it. I will let you know after i run the boot repair tool if that helps. if Win8 will even let me run it.

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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    stilla no go. the system will not boot from the cd even though it shows it is reading it at startup. nothing will load and after a few moments it reverts back to windows 8

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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    I do not know vmware and am not sure if it works with UEFI or is it really just another BIOS type system. But UEFI writes system data to hard drive differently than BIOS, so it needs to be UEFI capable.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    well i was finally able to get Ubuntu 13 to load. and install. however once it rebooted it gave an error in the the following file: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
    status: 0xc000007b

    so now i need to attempt to run a boot repair tool from windows.

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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    Wubi does not work with gpt partitioned drives (All Windows 8 pre-installed with secure boot UEFI) and has to be installed from inside Windows for MBR based systems.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: UEFI Installation - HP Envy X2 PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Konvit85 View Post
    well i was finally able to get Ubuntu 13 to load. and install. however once it rebooted it gave an error in the the following file: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
    status: 0xc000007b

    so now i need to attempt to run a boot repair tool from windows.
    Since you were able to load and install Ubuntu 13, I guess 13.04 (Raring beta) 64-bit version, you have the option to run linux and use the linux tools, when you boot from the Ubuntu 13.04 boot CD/DVD/USB drive. I don't know if Boot-Repair is available for 13.04, because it is still in the beta stage, but it is worth trying, if 12.10 won't boot in your computer. You need the 64-bit version.

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