I was goin to post some screenshots but its not lettin me because im a new user
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/14/intel-claims-clover-trail-based-atom-wont-properly-run-linux/There's potentially bad news ahead if you're hoping to wipe the drive on that future HP Envy X2 and load Ubuntu -- Intel reportedly claimed at IDF that Clover Trail-based Atom processors "cannot" handle Linux properly. As outlined in The Inquirer's account of events, the issue is more a matter of optimization than an outright block: Linux doesn't yet know how to cope with all of Clover Trail's power state changes at the kernel level, which would put any penguin-powered PC at a disadvantage. Intel would really, really prefer that you runWindows 8, as the new Atom and Microsoft's OS are tuned to work hand-in-hand. Linux might catch up, but the Windows-only emphasis is a sharp break from Intel's tendency to shower love on open-source OS projects across the board, including ongoing work likeIntel-native Android builds or Tizen.
The microcode updates can be applied after you have a Linux distro running. I think it is possible to install microcode updates from Windows but you may have to wait for MS to distribute them.ryanvade, thanks for that...
any hints on how to install the microcode update and the '13 commit if it won't boot linux due to the 32-bit UEFI?
(I'm not a moron, but there's several tons of stuff I don't know...)
I feel your pain! I've had an Envy X2 for about two years now. I recently went about setting linux on it with no success! Same problems and frustrations as you. However, I was able to get linux running via virtual box. It's really slow but I'm still playing around with it. I can reach the 'install' option, but given the boot problems of this unit, I haven't tried that yet! I opened a thread on Ubuntu Forums. Google: Virtual box won't boot on HP Envy X2. That should get you there. I have screenshots as proof of what I've done. The screenies are of Lubuntu, but I've also gotten the latest distro of Ubuntu running although that's even slower. I used LinuxLive usb creator to make the usb, and used that application to download a compatible version of Unbuntu/Lubuntu (important).Yep, it's 32-bit Win 8.1 with the damn 32-bit UEFI... (fascist software...)
Thanks for the suggestions... will try them when I get home next week...
ls [potential output] (hd0) (hd0,apple3) (hd0,apple2) (hd0,apple1) (hd0,msdos2) (hd1) (hd1,gpt9) (hd1,gpt8) (hd1,gpt7) (hd1,gpt6) (hd1,gpt5) (hd1,gpt4)(hd1,gpt3) (hd1,gpt2) (hd1,gpt1) (cd0)
ls (hd1,gpt9)/ [potential output] ./ ../ stage3-amd64-20151015.tar.bz2 sys/ bin/ usr/ media/ root/ dev/ proc/ tmp/ boot/ run/ lib var/ lib32/ etc/ mnt/ home/ lib64/ opt/ sbin/ core.25358
ls (hd1,gpt[press tab] [potential output] Partition hd1,gpt1: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 1024KiB - Total size 1047552KiB Partition hd1,gpt2: Filesystem type fat - Label `SYSTEM', UUID 0245-285D - Partition start at 1048576KiB - Total size 368640KiB Partition hd1,gpt3: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 1417216KiB - Total size 131072KiB Partition hd1,gpt4: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 1548288KiB - Total size 840574976KiB Partition hd1,gpt5: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 959563776KiB - Total size 460800KiB Partition hd1,gpt6: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 960024576KiB - Total size 460800KiB Partition hd1,gpt7: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 960486400KiB - Total size 16267364KiB Partition hd1,gpt8: No known filesystem detected - Partition start at 842123264KiB - Total size 33554432KiB Partition hd1,gpt9: Filesystem type ext* - Label `GENTOO' - Last modification time 2015-11-12 17:12:05 Thursday, UUID 82697ec2-1a03-4b7a-f7ce2c06c401- Partition start at 875677696KiB - Total size 83886080KiB
linuxefi (hdX,gptX)/vmlinuz [enter] initrd (hdX,gptX)/initrd.img [enter] boot [enter]