Thanks for this detailed reply. I very much appreciate your time putting together the suggestions. They’re bit complicated for me to follow and I’m hoping you can clarify.
1.Download a 64-bit ISO here: (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/bionic/daily-live/current/). This link is generated daily with up-to-date packages.
2.Mount the ISO file and extract to an USB stick. You may mount the ISO with Windows 8/10 native image mounter.
I don’t understand why I need to mount the downloaded ISO file. Why not just transfer it to a USB stick and then try to boot with that? What am I missing here?
And I do not use Windows so I have no familiarity with Windows 8/10 native image mounter. I’d be trying to do this by moving files from my Linux desktop to the Ubook.
3.Override the boot mode to your USB stick and try booting it up. I don’t know which button does this in your equipment, for Hi10Plus (my equipment) it’s the F7.
I am guessing by this you mean enter BIOS and change the boot order to put the USB stick first. Yes? No?
5.Test it for some time, check WiFi. If it works, you may continue tweaking your installation downloading the intel-microcode and specific kernels, if necessary.
Sorry, this one is way over my head. What is “intel-microcode” and which “specific kernels” if necessary? How do I know if either/both are necessary? Where would I find “intel-microcode?”
6.I would suggest to install a current stable kernel asap. Download the required deb packages here: (https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.6/).The last stable kernel (current, 2019-10-16) is the 5.3.6.
Are you saying here that the kernel that comes with the ISO should be overridden in favor of a newer version? Are there issues with the kernel that comes with the ISO? Your instruction 6.3 says if after going through all the steps to get a new kernel Ubuntu doesn’t load then go back and use the kernel that came with the ISO.
I looked at the suggested URL. So many packages. How do I determine which I need? Or do you mean go to the URL in step 6 and download these:
6.1 Download the following files:
6.3 Reboot. If it works, you’ll be able to login etc. If it does not work, you’ll need to use the version which came with the ISO file and remove this kernel.
If it does not work:
While booting at GRUB, select: “Advanced options for Ubuntu”
Four options will appear, two for our respective 5.3.6 kernel, and the other version which comes in the installer.
Not being familiar with Ubuntu how would I remove these two versions of the
5.3.6 kernel? Or are you just saying to go back and select one of the other two kernels?
And if there are two other versions displayed (that came with the ISO) which would I choose?
Thanks for your help. All of this is quite complicated to get to a newer version of the kernel. I would hope that using the original kernel it would be clear that Ubuntu does or does not load.
If yes, then maybe(??) I can get Ubook to accept Mint 19.
We shall see.
Stay tuned. This may take me a few days.