Is this device ever going to be able to boot from usb???

Discussion in 'Dell' started by 9v9, Aug 27, 2013.

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  1. 9v9

    9v9 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm torn...this should not even be an issue for me, but if I cannot even find a way to boot a damn live usb distro of ubuntu on this device then why bother keeping it at all? even if you disable all the boot devices and uefi secure boot...IT STILL BOOTS WINDOWS?
    Please share any input or experiences if I am wrong or not, and if it is worth my time waiting for a new bios update that maybe resolves this issue.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I'm assuming this is a Clover Trail Atom Dell Tablet....so the Clover Trail CPU is locked by Intel to only boot to Windows 8. Intel has created a specific custom of the Clover Trail Atom CPU for Android.
     
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    So this is incorrect then?
     
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    It's simple in case of win8 boot usb.
    the bios of latitude 10 is EUFI type(in fact all of win 8 tablets have same bios type). it supports FAT32 format only. so you should check your usb format.
    if it is NTFS, you have to make whole backup of your usb on your computer, format your usb to FAT32, and simply paste your backup files to FAT32 usb.

    1. if you have over 4gb single file in your usb backup files, it won't work. fat32 does not recognize over 4gb single file.
    2. this is solution only for win8 boot usb. ubuntu? never tried. but it is worth to try i think.
     
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    Yes, 100% wrong, but that's never really stopped that author before. The original CloverTrail is Windows only. A modified version, CloverTrail+ was designed for other OSes, but it loses many compelling features for Windows 8 like connected standby.
     
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    Yeah well you would think it would at least boot recovery images straight from dell but it does not. People if you are reading this then the answer is simple, it will not boot anything! If you disable secure boot in bios and create proper keys for uefi devices it will still make it's own settings. I have given this device a chance...but honestly the whole thing is a mess. If someone comes here from a google search all I can say is good luck. I can understand why no one cares for open source with their crappy powervr chip, but I cannot fathom how doing something very simple on a new device is designed to become such a headache.
     
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