[lubuntu-users] 32bit UEFI

scrooyahoo at riseup.net scrooyahoo at riseup.net
Fri Oct 7 22:25:16 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,

Someone has asked me if i want to Buntify a Asus X205TA.

I sure want to do that, but ...

I'm a bit reluctant to try this since there doesn't seem to be any 
official release availabe for this type of hardware
(Atom Z3735F) Is Linuxium.com.au the only *buntu that supports this 
hardware, or is there also an official ubuntu available?  I have send 
the duck out for answers but the duck mainly brings me to Linuxium and 
Ubuntu forum posts that either show the DIY method or also point to 

Lubuntu seems to me the most obvious distro to run on that hardware 
since it is in the "lower performance" segment.
Still very capable hardware but also very portable hardware. The most 
cost effective portable hardware on the market today is based on Atom 
Z3735 chips. So that in itself seems to make a lot of sense to have a 
distro available to replace Windows.
Just for people who don't want to use windows.

The main hurdle seems to be the 32bit UEFI. Most old BIOS based hardware 
can't boot El torito images with UEFI.
That would then need a complete new .iso release for that platform 

Is this mainly a matter of having the resources to build such image or 
is the 32bit UEFI still not good enough to provide official support?

At this point I want to tell that person to just buy a $99 Core2Duo 
based laptop that weighs 3 times as much unless i can find a official 
distro. I don't mind to DIY on hardware that i own, but my recent 
Macbook experience learned me that it is a headache to DIY on hardware 
that is owned by someone else. This why i like to know if some official 
distro exists for Z3725 based boxes.

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