[Chester LUG] Multi-booting a Samsung X102B Notebook

Les Pritchard les.pritchard at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 10:05:22 UTC 2015

Hi Roger,

Are you looking to put a bootable OS on your USB stick or simply use it as
the installation media to put Ubuntu on your laptop?


On 22 February 2015 at 23:07, Roger Gibson <roger at rcgibson.plus.com> wrote:

> I would be grateful for some help with the following.  I have had for a
> year or so a Samsung 64-bit X102B Notebook, which came with Windoze 8 and
> UEFI.  It is a very nice machine, light, good battery life etc, but Windoze
> 8 is so crap.  Every so often a Windoze update starts Service Host or some
> other similar bit of software to mop up CPU usage, and I have, by trial and
> error, find out which update caused this, and uninstall it.  A previous
> notebook I had with lower spec just raced along with either Windoze 7 or
> Ubuntu etc, but I have not succeeded in getting this new one multibooted.
> It seems that the latest Ubuntu 14.10 distributed with Linux Format cuts
> most UEFI systems and installs a sensible bootloader.  I would then be away.
> Please will someone give me some dead easy instructions to create a USB
> stick with the appropriate Ubuntu installation files from the Linux Format
> DVD. I can do this on my Ubuntu Desk top.  I don't find trawling the web
> for ideas very helpful.  At least if I knew I had a reliable installation
> USB stick, I could start hacking the UEFI with some confidence.
> Any help most gratefully received - Roger.
> P.S.  I must come along sometime.
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