I'm trying to install Ubuntu or any other Linux on my Bay Trail based tablet and following 32-Bit UEFI Boot Support advice. Internal display is supported only if I add nomodeset to installation boot option and touch is also supported, however during installation following error message appears and installation is interrupted: Installation Failed The installer encountered an error copying files to hard disk: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'sbattach' This is often due...

Installation is therefore interrupted. Any help would be appreciated. As I appear to be very close after 30+ attempts using different distros to install Linux on the tablet. In the light of huge popularity of these Bay Trail based devices, better support for them would be logical.

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I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Liva X (which uses Bay Trail). I was following the same instructions, and got the same error.

To fix it, I booted to "Try Ubuntu without installing". I pulled up the Terminal, and typed

sudo apt-get install sbsigntool

Then I picked the "Install Ubuntu 15.10" icon on the screen. The sbattach error is now gone.

  • Thank you for the advice - is everything working for you now (wifi, touchscreen, sound, power)? I'm currently working with 32-bit installation of debian and manually compiling drivers for touch and wifi. Had success already, but it turned out to be unstable - freezing after some time. If succesfull, i'll post instructions. I'd appreciate your response about what's working for you and what not. If touch is working, what's your experience with sliding/gestures - are they similar as with android (sliding works) or are they just simple mouse replacement, double tap needed to activate something?
    – Gregor S
    Jan 26, 2016 at 16:59
  • Upgraded kernel to 4.4 willy and no more freezes. Touch works (mouse emulation), Wifi works, suspend/hybernate doesn't work, but I can live with that. What's your experience with ubuntu?
    – Gregor S
    Jan 26, 2016 at 20:49

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