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Surface Pro issues with 14.04

I've got 14.04 installed on my SP1. I've updated to kernel version 3.17.1 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17.1-utopic/ and most everything works. But I have a few problems... ...
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Dual boot on Surface Pro 2 gone wrong

I've been attempting to set up a dual boot on a Surface Pro 2 with Ubuntu 14.10 on 64GB microSD card. I keep getting sent to a black screen on reboot that says "Minimal BASH-like interface" or ...
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Transfer wireless card's driver from uduntu to debian

I'm kind of new to linux and I just installed ubuntu and I'm attempting to install the debian distribution as well but I can't get my wireless card to work there. I'd like to know if there's a way to ...
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efibootmgr output is not clear (incomplete)

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 in my surface pro. During installation i encountered a few problem with uefi. Now i'm trying to fix the boot process but efibootmgr gives me incomplete output: ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...
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How do I 'dd' Backup my Surface?

I like using dd imaging for all my new devices. How do I dd backup my Surface? On my laptops all I did was: F12 > Ubuntu Live on a Usb Memstick > sudo -i ; sudo dd=if=/dev/sda bs=9999k ...
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Will ubuntu work for a windows surface 2

I'm new to Linux and want to install Ubuntu on my surface 2 all I want to know is. Is this possible? Please can I have an answer from someone who has done this so I know it will work.
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Surface Pro 2 Keyobard Cover not working in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Surface Pro 2 at the moment and it seems to be working fine, exept for the fact, that neither one of my keyboard covers is working, the keys light up on my ...
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Surface Pro, install Ubuntu on Flash drive Problem

I have spent a few days and can't seem to find a clear answer for this. Goal: Install Ubuntu onto a USB 3 flash drive (not Live/Persistent) FOR my Surface Pro WITHOUT touching any of my Surface Pro ...
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Having issues installing Ubuntu on Surface Pro [closed]

Currently I am using Windows 8.1 on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I have managed to disable secure boot and create a bootable USB, but my Surface Pro doesn't recognize the drive and boots into Windows 8.1 ...
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Can't seem to boot into Ubuntu 13.04/13.10 on Surface Pro

I'm recently trying to get a version of Linux (specifically Ubuntu) installed on my surface pro as the host OS. I've followed a few tutorials which all have the almost the same instructions and for ...
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Unable to boot from usb on surface pro

I am getting error messages when I try to boot Ubuntu 12.04 from a usb stick on my surface pro. I disabled secure boot and followed the steps suggested in an earlier post on this website to create usb ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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13.10 bricks Surface Pro? [closed]

With the following method I was able to brick 2 different Surface Pros with the exact same methods. you shrink your partition on Windows and disable those 2 secure-boot/uefi settings from the ...
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Marvell Wifi issue on Surface Pro 2 with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Given Surface Pro 2 has the same wireless device as that of Surface Pro's, I followed the instructions in this question. The problem is, after replacing the original firmware files with the ones ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, dual booting Ubuntu Secure Remix 13.04 does not work, Live USB

If I boot from the Live USB and just select 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' it hangs on a black screen. If I go into edit options and type in 'only-ubiquity nomodeset' and remove 'quiet splash' and ...
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Surface Pro internal wifi adapter not working

The bluetooth/WiFi adapter (Marvell Avastar 350N (88W8797)) from the Surface Pro is not working anymore. It was working fine a couple days ago. I followed this user's post and it still wouldn't work. ...
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Is that possible to natively boot Ubuntu Touch on a PC, especially on a Surface Pro?

I know the question has already been asked, but the link for the instructions in the answer is outdated and the proof of concept video doesn't match with what I'm looking for. I've got a Surface Pro ...
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I cannot seem to install wubi on windows 8.1 Pro (Surface Pro 2)

I just bought Surface Pro 2 (with Windows 8.1 Pro) from the store yesterday and tried installing wubi (right before them) and ran into some boot up issues. Luckily I was able to enter Windows again ...
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how to use iio on surface pro to access sensor data in Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running on a Surface Pro. One of the usb device (ID 045e:0794) has registered a number of hid sensor devices: HID-SENSOR-200041.0: Light: Ambient Light HID-SENSOR-200062.0: ...
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How do I put Ubuntu onto USB?

I have a Surface RT (32GB), and I want to run ubuntu on it from a usb. What do I put on the USB to run this? Where do I get it?
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Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
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Is there an ARM based ubuntu OS I can install on the Microsoft Surface RT? [duplicate]

Since the price of the Microsoft Surface has dropped significantly, I'm seriously considering getting one. The only problem - I hate Windows. I would really love to install Ubuntu on it - even if I ...
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Medibuntu 'Bad Gateway' Connection Failure

I'm attempting to make DVDs playable using the community docs suggested command sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh. This consistently returns the following failure: --2013-07-14 ...
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Reverse Commands Which Disabled Network-Manager?

While attempting a wifi fix, I was prompted to run the following commands: sudo mv /etc/init/network-manager.conf /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Cant recognize live usb when booting

Could somebody please help me with this? I have checked and double checked that secure boot is disable in the UEFI settings. No matter what i do, i cannot get my ubuntu live usb to be listed under the ...
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Easiest way to get Surface Pro built-in WiFi working?

Is there a .deb that I can download from another computer and transfer over USB to get Surface Pro WiFi working? I'd rather not tinker with modprobe, and I don't have a USB Internet adapter.
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Misbehaving of stylus based notetaking programs (Xournal, Jarnal) after installing Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Surface Pro, and everything works just fine out of the box. But note-taking programs like Xournal, Jarnal are misbehaving in a bad way. In xournal, suddenly ...
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Surface Pro stylus and touch behavior after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro. Everything works fine, but the stylus and touch behaves in an undesired way. Moving my finger or stylus around the screen automatically selects ...
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Surface Pro unknown filesystem

all solutions I found depend on a live CD, but my surface won't boot into live USB and I can't figure out how to access UEFI. Every time I start my Surface, it says error: unknown filesystem. grub ...
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Ubuntu won't let me boot back into Windows after installing on Surface Pro

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro, on a completely separate partition from the main Windows 8 partition. I took the same steps I normally do to dual boot on other machines, but now when I start the ...
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EFI Stub Loader for Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 8 using rEFInd on Surface Pro

I'm trying to do a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on my Surface Pro and would like to use rEFInd for my boot manager. I do not want to ever install GRUB, including during installation of ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Microsoft Surface Pro Wifi wpa_supplicant.conf Problem

I followed the awesome guide here to dual boot Ubuntu on my surface pro but I'm stuck at making wireless work. The network I am trying to connect to is unsecured so I am a little lost at what to put ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro choices for Ubuntu install. Which is better?

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Surface Pro. There are two option that others suggest. First is to install Ubuntu as the sole OS and use a restore disk every time I want to use windows. ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT?

My family might be buying a Windows Surface tablet with Windows RT (Nvidia)? I was wondering if I can run Ubuntu or WUBI on it for my homework?