Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Claud

    Claud Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Let me make it clear. The pen that does fit is the Galaxy Note 1 S-pen, Not the Note 2/Note 3/Tab Note 8/Note 10.1 pen right?

    How the about this one selling on ebay? http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=330862377117

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  2. Waru

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    About the pens fitting the slot -- Like Meso said, very few pens will. I honestly think there's no point into trying to find one that will because Asus specifically molded that slot to fit their pen. Just find a good quality pen. That's personally more important than trying to fit it in the slot. If you have a case, get a pen loop or add one to put your pen alongside your device.
     
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  3. SAM 2013

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    I can say for sure the Galaxy Note 2 Phone pen
    WILL NOT fit in the Asus.

    I use both the Wacom Cross Stylus and the Motion
    Wacom stylus. The Motion pen is still on Amazon.
    (No, they are full sized pens and do not fit in the tablet)

    It has a nice rubber grip and a flat button that
    does not get inadvertanly pressed when using the pen.
     
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  4. Waru

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    Has anyone tried gaming on their device? I'm curious as to how the performance is and up to what settings you can go to. It's only for experimental purposes that I ask. I know you can't "game" on it but I just wonder how much power it can hold/process. Baytrail is a huge step forward from the last gen of Atom, which is particularly why I'm wonder about the gaming thing. I haven't bought a keyboard for my device yet, so I have yet to experiment.
     
  5. mpattman

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    Here is a list of the files in my 700Mb recovery partition (drive e):

    e:\AsFac.log
    e:\AsPartition.ini
    e:\AsTCDProc_20131222153758.log
    e:\AsTCDProc_20131222160733.log
    e:\AsTool.state
    e:\AsToolCDVer.txt
    e:\Boot
    e:\bootmgr
    e:\bootmgr.efi
    e:\DetectResult.ini
    e:\EFI
    e:\en-us
    e:\FAC1_dism.log
    e:\FAC3_dism.log
    e:\FAC3_ProgressCopy.log
    e:\FACLog
    e:\files.txt
    e:\PASS.txt
    e:\Sources
    e:\SWPackage.ini
    e:\ToolDL.ini
    e:\USBHDD.log
    e:\Boot\BCD
    e:\Boot\boot.sdi
    e:\Boot\bootfix.bin
    e:\Boot\en-us
    e:\Boot\Fonts
    e:\Boot\memtest.exe
    e:\Boot\Resources
    e:\Boot\en-us\bootmgr.exe.mui
    e:\Boot\en-us\memtest.exe.mui
    e:\Boot\Fonts\chs_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\cht_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\jpn_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\kor_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\malgun_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\msjh_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\msyh_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\segmono_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf
    e:\Boot\Resources\bootres.dll
    e:\EFI\Boot
    e:\EFI\Microsoft
    e:\EFI\Boot\bootia32.efi
    e:\EFI\Boot\en-us
    e:\EFI\Boot\en-us\bootia32.efi.mui
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\en-us
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Resources
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\en-us\memtest.efi.mui
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\chs_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\cht_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\jpn_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\kor_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\malgun_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msjh_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msyh_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segmono_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf
    e:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Resources\bootres.dll
    e:\en-us\bootmgr.efi.mui
    e:\FACLog\machineinfo-output.txt
    e:\FACLog\OATrace.log

    and here are a list of files on my SD Card (drive d):

    d:\AUTORUN.INF
    d:\Recoverymedia.xml
    d:\SD Card.ico
    d:\S SN.txt (no space between the two S's but forum filter is replacing it with *** otherwise, this file contains the system serial number)
    d:\Sources\Install.wim (about 5.5GB)

    (see attached (no wim or ico: View attachment Recovery_SD_Card_Files.zip )

    The file View attachment 5705 (was .log file) shows how Asus moved the partition although there are lots of details missing as the scripts are not available but maybe we as a community could patch it back together,

    This is the process that I can work out from the log files, this is not a set of instructions on how to do it so please don't.

    1) Create a system image on to the Restore partition using DSIM.
    2) Create a folder on the Restore partition called "RecoveryImage".
    3) Copy the image to that folder and rename it to install.wim.
    4) Use diskpart with "TScriptCreateSDRestore.txt" script to prepare the micro SD Card.
    5) Copy the recovery image from the restore partition to the "Sources" folder on the micro SD Card.
    6) Copy the files "RecoveryMedia.xml", "AUTORUN.INF" and "SD Card.ico" to the root of the micro SD Card.
    7) Run diskpart with "TScriptDelRestore.txt" script.
    8) Use ReAgentc.exe with the "setreimage"
    9) Use ReAgentc.exe with the "setosimage"
    10) Run a batch files "SetRE.cmd" and "SetRE_en-GB.cmd" (plus other languages) to enable the WRE
    11) Use diskpart to hide the recovery partition (partition 2) and remove the restore partition (partition 5)

    There are most certainly more steps and it does not look straight forward at this time.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  6. sszz

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    These steps would interest me the most. I guess these are the missing command files that you mentioned... They should include the magic asus made to make the recovery files on the SD seen by the system. If I understood correctly... What do you think?
     
  7. sszz

    sszz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Oh and BTW from your log file I see that the drive letters and folder names do not match to the ones on your SD card, so I wonder how they could assign them at all?!
     
  8. mpattman

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    Have you tried putting the "Recoverymedia.xml" on the microSD card? I also wonder if the contents of the recovery partition (partition 2) play a part in this but as I have not seen the layout for partition 2 or 5 on a 64 GB version I am only guessing.

    The log files are from when my device was in production test at Asus and as part of the test environment they assign the partitions to special drive letters (from top of the log files). I suspect that there is a USB disk attached (drive X) where the tools and scripts run from.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  9. sszz

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    Yes, did not help. I don´t have the tab with me now, but I will try to find a way to share asap.

    Okay, but for exaple they assigned the osimage with reagentc to R:\RecoveryImage, right? From your folder list I see that you don´t even have a folder with that name on your SD so it would definitely never work like that. There must be something I´m missing here...
     
  10. mpattman

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    It looks like "R:\RecoveryImage" is in our partition 5 (the restore image partition) on the 32gb version as it would be quicker to create the image to internal storage and then move it to the SD card in to the Sources folder (step 5) then at the end remove the restore partition (5) as part of step 11 to free up space for the OS. Our 32GB device as it comes out of the factory has enough free space for the restore image to be created on the internal storage (mmc) but would not allow much free space for anything else.
     
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