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 to a USB that will be bootable in my Surface Pro. (Full install - not a LiveCD or Persistent) LinuxLite 2.0 does not come 'out of the box' with UEFI compatibility. However, I have read that it can be made UEFI bootable on HDD/SDD using Ubuntu's UEFI support. I haven't read a specific case for a full USB install.
One of the issues I am facing is that (although the hardware and concept of the Surface Pro is phenomenal), if I may, Windows 8.1 is terrible. I am working between two PCs to accomplish this.
- The Surface Pro - limitations: one USB port, USB port that doesnt like to create bootable USBs (I can use the same software in my other PC and create it and use it but the Surface Pro will not make or run a UEFI bootable LiveCD)
- Acer Aspire One - Windows 7 : does what the Surface doesn't, makes USBs that boot in Windows 7 - however, painstakingly slow.
Between these two PCs I have only truly created one UEFI capable USB OS - Tails 1.1 (However, it is more of a LiveCD/Persistant and not a true full install. But this proves that there is not faulty hardware when booting from the USB with UEFI.
OSs that I have at my disposal now:
1 16GB SARDU Multi-Boot with: Ubuntu 14.04 x64 Ubuntu 14.04 i386 LinuxLive 2.0 x64 LinuxLive 2.0 i386
*Prefer to go with the x64 version but its incompatible with the Acer. I cant run the Live Media
1 32GB USB (where I want to install my OS) -GPT USB-
sdc/ sdc1/ 150MB unformatted (for making the BIOS/EFI Boot partitions) sdc2/ 2GB Swap Space sdc3/ ~30GB LinuxLite Goes
These are the posts I have found most helpful:
I've read these but I am still not getting the install methods for the boot/efi. Nor do I understand the correct sequence. They differ in a universal 'correct' way to make the boot partition. Although, before I even get to that point:
I'm failing to see how to mount /boot/efi (I can find only the flag for boot_grub. When I format the fat32 boot partition it I don't see a mount option nor do I see a mount option after. (In both LiveCD for Ubuntu and LinuxLite)
Is there anyone who can 'break it down' for me? I feel like I am a bit lost with so much failure at UEFI configuration.