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dreambo|Post time:5 day(s) ago View:1511|Reply:10

Edited by dreambo at 12-5-2017 01:13

I have managed to have ubuntu working in the Lapbook air even if the bios do not have "OS Select" option (bios last version of 28/09/2017)
The procedure is complicated and I will update this tutorial.

Here a summary :
1- From within WIndows 10, install rEFInd UEFI boot manager
2- Boot directly from the ubuntu ISO using the kernel and initrd with rEFInd
3- Install ubuntu
4- Reboot and use rEFInd to load and run Ubuntu (grub will not works)

Procedure :

1- Install rEFInd from within Windows 10:
rEFInd is a boot manager that works in UEFI mode.
Download rEFInd and install it using EasyUEFI tool or manually by following this Insall rEFInd under Windows

2-  Download Ubuntu iso and copy it somewhere in an SDCARD or an USB pendrive (not in internal storage!) : saying E:\iso\bionic-desktop-amd64.iso
3-  Extract somewhere this 2 files from this iso file : vmlinuz and initrd.lz (locate them in casper floder. note that names may change for your iso)
4-  Using EasyUEFI or manualy, add those 2 files in the ESP (EFI System Partition) : saying \EFI\UBUNTU\vmlinuz and \EFI\UBUNTU\initrd.lz
5-  Reboot your LapBook Air : it must boot rEFInd (otherwise enter bios and force booting rEFInd)
6-  In rEFInd, select the UBUNTU entry without typing ENTER, just select it and type F2 or TAB to edit it
7-  Append the line proposed (after a space) with this : iso-scan/filename=/iso/bionic-desktop-amd64.iso file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper
8-  Type ENTER to boot UBUNTU : Miracle it boots
9-  Install UBUNTU alongside with Windows 10 (or as you want)
10- Reboot : rEFInd will add 2 entries for booting this freshly installed UBUNTU : one for grub (not use it) and other one you must choose.
11- Enjoy

For me (daily Ubuntu 18.04) it works perfect except touchpad, I use and USB mouse.
If some one have a workaround for the touchpad ...

rEFInd is a good boot manager that can boot also Windows 10 and others.


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manonegra222| Post time 12-4-2017 11:33:40 | Show all posts
Thank you very much for your input. We await your update so you can serve other interested users
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grangat| Post time 12-13-2017 09:03:26 | Show all posts
For me (daily Ubuntu 18.04) it works perfect except touchpad, I use and USB mouse.
If some one have a workaround for the touchpad ...


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Same problem under manjaro or antergos
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xiaopiao| Post time 12-22-2017 08:57:26 | Show all posts
grangat replied at 12-13-2017 09:03
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Same problem under manjaro or antergos

How can you installed manjaro?
I have to try, but it install failed.
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li11amy| Post time 12-23-2017 03:21:44 | Show all posts
It works for me. thanks a lot! Exept touchpad too (ubuntu 17.10) Hope that anybody finds eny solution...
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rtorrero| Post time 2-12-2018 02:26:09 | Show all posts
I'm receiving this laptop soon, I'm planning installing Arch Linux on it, could you guys send the output of several logs and details so I can start figuring out what is preventing the touchpad from working?

dmesg output, xorg log, lspci and lsmodules would surely help!
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li11amy| Post time 2-13-2018 04:16:54 | Show all posts
rtorrero replied at 2-12-2018 02:26
I'm receiving this laptop soon, I'm planning installing Arch Linux on it, could you guys send the ou ...

https://pastebin.com/embed_js/BcEThGSZ
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berzerking| Post time 2-14-2018 04:59:51 | Show all posts
I try this (found on arch linux forum)


  1. berzerking@ectoone:~/kernel/linux-4.15.3/drivers/i2c/busses$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/00_i2c_hid
  2. blacklist i2c_hid
  3. options i2c_hid debug=1

  4. berzerking@ectoone:~/kernel/linux-4.15.3/drivers/i2c/busses$ cat ts.sh
  5. sudo modprobe -vr hid_generic
  6. sudo modprobe -vi hid_generic
  7. sudo modprobe -vr i2c_hid
  8. sudo modprove -vi i2c_hid
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I m actualy compiling kernel source 4.15.3 with all I2C support ... :

[img=CompilKernel]https://tuxme.net/data/chuwi_compil_4.15.3.png[/img]


EDIT .... :

Arf ... don't work at all


  1. berzerking@ectoone:~$ uname -ar
  2. Linux ectoone 4.15.3-041503-generic #201802120730 SMP Mon Feb 12 07:31:14 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  3. berzerking@ectoone:~$ dmesg | tail
  4. [  189.279822] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/261)
  5. [  189.281939] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/8713)
  6. [  189.283015] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/261)
  7. [  189.286238] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/23334)
  8. [  189.287278] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/20745)
  9. [  189.290477] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/31302)
  10. [  189.291501] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/29952)
  11. [  189.295580] i2c_hid i2c-ALPS0001:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (32/22281)
  12. [  189.406167] input: ALPS0001:00 0911:5288 Touchpad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:17.0/i2c_designware.4/i2c-9/i2c-ALPS0001:00/0018:0911:5288.0010/input/input69
  13. [  189.406439] hid-multitouch 0018:0911:5288.0010: input,hidraw2: I2C HID v1.00 Mouse [ALPS0001:00 0911:5288] on i2c-ALPS0001:00
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EDIT 2 :

I try with the 4.14.04 kernel .... and ... and ... all work (not click but tapping work)
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li11amy| Post time 6 day(s) ago | Show all posts
Edited by li11amy at 2-20-2018 00:58
berzerking replied at 2-14-2018 04:59
I try this (found on arch linux forum)

I am sorry for a stupid question)
What exactly is necessary to download here?
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14-rc7/
Is it enough just to install this package or do you have to do something else?
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berzerking| Post time 5 day(s) ago | Show all posts
Not a stupid question

Get this 3 files for amd64 and put it in a directory and "sudo dpkg -i    linux-*"

Build for amd64 succeeded (see BUILD.LOG.amd64):

  linux-headers-4.14.0-041400rc7_4.14.0-041400rc7.201711051952_all.deb
  linux-headers-4.14.0-041400rc7-generic_4.14.0-041400rc7.201711051952_amd64.deb
  linux-image-4.14.0-041400rc7-generic_4.14.0-041400rc7.201711051952_amd64.deb
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