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, 2014 at 9:51

2 Answers 2


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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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. Nov 21, 2014 at 14:32
  • 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2016 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, 2017 at 0:01

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