by Kentaro Hatori
from Koedo Linux Users' Group

I am supervising Koedo Linux users' group since 2002, which is one of local user group in Japan. I am interest in LiveCD Linux distribution technologies and try to develop original one.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

Through the installing LXQt of openSUSE to USB memory stick on Asus vivobook, I introduce how to install Linux to other devices in UEFI environment without the change of the main body of PC.
Now almost PC booting firmware is changing from BIOS to UEFI/EFI for security. But when you install opneSUSE or other Linux distributions, you must change firmware setting: disable secure boot, setting of mode compatible with conventional BIOS and setting boot CD/DVD/USB memory first.
Asus vivobook E200HA and derivative models are one of the most lightweight PC as well known, but it is very hard to install Linux. Intel doesn't support Linux on Cherry Trail Atom SOCs, so this laptop has problems with audio and video. Additionally the MicroSD card reader, Hibernation & Sleep/Suspend System don't work. Wireless/Wifi only works with a non-free driver and or firmware. Finally These models have original firmware without setting of mode compatible with conventional BIOS. DebianOn recommends that most problems can be remediated, but if you're looking to a buy machine like this you should purchase one with a Celeron (or supported AMD equivalent) instead. After buying this model, I have noticed this fact.
On the other hand, these most lightweight PC need lightweight desktop system, because these resource are very poor. In fact, Asus vivobook has 2GB memory and 32GB eMMC storage. one of lightweight desktop system is LXQt with Qt5 library. An install system of openSUSE can choose LXQt directly.
I tried to install LXQt to USB memory stick, Because 32GB eMMC storage is used by Windows and the MicroSD card read doesn't work. This install needs three steps: preprocessing, processing and post processing. the preprocessing makes to special format on USB memory stick. the processing makes to install LXQt on USB memory stick. The post processing makes to install grub with UEFI. If you success to install LXQt, you can use LXQt of openSUSE without changing original eMMC storage with Windows10.

2017 October 22 17:15
15 min
Room 2
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017
Linux Desktop
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