I want to install Ubuntu on my new netbook Asus X205TA. I try to create a USB stick with Unebootin but not succes for boot on.

Thanks for your help

  • Did you "enable CSM" boot in BIOS? – Takkat Nov 19 '14 at 9:51

I finally got it working. I got my X205TA 4 days ago and finally had time to set it up. Here are the instructions to install 14.10:


Hope it helps.

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  • It helps, but not all the way :-) Your link says "cp /tmp/bootia32.efi /mnt/EFI/BOOT/" There was no /mnt/EFI, so I mkdir'ed /mnt/EFI/BOOT and followed along. I did get the ASUS to boot off of the USB (Huzzah!) but only into a grub2 prompt. So, I'm not able to "Install Ubuntu as usual." A bit more detail about how to proceed would be useful. Thanks for the help so far, though! – vanden Nov 29 '14 at 2:43
  • The absence of /mnt/EFI/BOOT was my fault; I was using a 32-bit iso, not the 64-bit. Sorry for the noise. But, with that resolved, I still cannot install ubuntu as normal. When booting off of the usb, I am dropped into a grub rescue prompt. I don't know how to proceed from there. – vanden Nov 29 '14 at 8:57

I got Ubuntu to boot without much effort.

  1. Make a bootable usb stick of Ubuntu 14.10. Use Rufus(Windows) or Startup Disk Creator(Ubuntu).

  2. Copy this file (bootia32.efi) to /EFI/BOOT directory on the usb stick.

  3. Turn Secure Boot off in the BIOS.

  4. Boot from the usb stick.

This should boot Ubuntu 14.10 without any other issues. For further info check this answer on askubuntu.

  • you did this with the Asus X205TA? – sixty4bit May 18 '16 at 2:31
  • I tried many things in order to boot froom a usb drive on the Asus X205TA and nothing worked. Finally, adding the file to the /EFI/BOOT directory worked. – ge0m3try Feb 21 '17 at 0:01

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