Repo for windows 8.01 here
*** helpful sites and blogs ***
using UBUNTU – NEED A USB PEN (I have no drive on the asus) here WinUsb (didn’t work)
update: use UNetbootin it works fine, I needed to disable the ubuntu hdd drive in bios for the pen to load. it all went well after deleting my hdd so windows would install.
I cheated a little and went for the enterprise evalution software 90 day trial !!!! its free and works and I’ll source OEM software to use with my original win 8 key asap
More xbmc messing this time a new OS in xbmcbuntu download from xbmc.org
Use your favourite USB boot loader unetbootin or startup disc creator
Installing it on the zotac today sound issue cured with use of the veho 360 into headset jack
Making use of a redundant computer and making it work better thanks xbmcbuntu
Installing fusion with picture guide rather than a crappy YouTube video go to this site –
Ups and downs I tried AntiX (Debian 7.5) for a few days it works but its not for me, very basic and very minimal but fast
The only reason I swopped from Lubuntu was due to the upgrade which I tried from TERMINAL never again I’ll go back to the UNetbootin option, download latest ISO use UNetbootin and chuck it onto a USB stick. boot up (press ESC on my ASUS S300 and run from USB EASY)
So its installed and NO BLACK SCREEN ISSUE WE HAD WITH UPGRADE VIA TERMINAL, installs fine except its using a US keyboard layout even tho I selected UK I’ve seen the issue prior to installing (in the release notes UK boards have issues)
Fix issue’s LIST
So first fix is UK keyboard (menu – pref – Keyboard input – input method – select + add – close – reboot UK is working FINE)
Brightness control – its there HA – FUNCTION KEY so FN F5-F6 (f5 down F6 up) life is good
USENEXT – download via there site and install via package manager (nice and simple)
Browser – Official Google Chrome for me – direct download from HERE
Monitor – not ideal on HDMI but if you move your cursor deep into the bottom left the menu is found (it works)
Garmin Connect – files required for usb to from Garmin 500 device (gps tracking for cycling) HERE
HDMI SOUND – no sound from tv when plugged in Use TERMINAL
FIRST: sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer gstreamer0.10-alsa THEN : xfce4-mixer or find it in sound / video - select controls IEC958 TICK HDMI fully working :-)
Wow I kinda like the retro look and speed is pretty awesome ok my netbook is fairly new but still impressive, you try the demo option via USB
2 things worth noting – connecting to wireless and root password is user: ROOT & Pass: ROOT on the demo
I’ve highlighted this post from anther site for help with WIFI setup HERE
It doesn’t scan unless you add the wlan0 as stated in the instructions, oh and another thing right click on the wifi OFF to ON (easily missed)
there ya go another OS to tinker with next is WILL THE GARMIN 500 CONNECT TO AntiX 🙂
Debian AntiX is different to ubuntu as you don’t install via TERMINAL best get a guide up asap
plenty of surfing tonight and head scratching lol well a night pissing about scanning how the new system works INTERESTING !!!
START MENU (antiX logo – applications – system tools – metapackage installer and select options / program to install (garmin seems to like opera on linux or midori but not chromium)
**** instructions for debian garmin install go HERE *****
*** a good write up on AntiX luddite HERE ****
AS always the boredom kicks in and having moved away from Windows 8 on the new ASUS laptop we had a good time with linux mint 15 but its time for something new so lets try and get BOHDI linux installed and tried
619mb download took around 10 mins from there download section
use software manager and grab UNetbootin (install) and make USB version
Format your USB drive – us Gparted from the software center (real easy) does everything you need and as always FREE AWESOME
To setup your Zotac to boot from the USB drive or card:
- Insert the USB flash drive or card.
- Power up the Zotac and immediately press the Del key on your keyboard for BIOS options !!!!
- At the BIOS Setup Utility menu, use the right arrow key to go to Boot
- Use the down arrow key to go to Hard Disk Drives (I know. You may not have a hard drive, but go there.)
- Press Enter. Use the down arrow to select your USB drive or card.
- Press Shift +- to move it to the top of the list.
- Press F10 to Save and Exit.
Sept 2014 – No option to boot from USB – I needed to disable hard drive in BIOS to get it to use the lexar USB stick no idea why on this occasion !!!!!!!! 👌 🔌 🔫 Ubuntu 14.04 installed on zotac (no windows on any gadget from today)
You have the option built inside the USB files to install with WUBI (click for options)
next up install windows 8 over windows 7, its not as easy as before.
July 2014 – downloaded a copy of the latest 8.1 for install but the media driver error showed up (remember this is a pain as I’ve paid for windows 8 on my ASUS already but wiped it (files backup but still errors) microsoft really don’t do themselves any favours with the general public
Media driver error when installing – maybe try this from a fellow blogger HERE (Didn’t work for me)
No a fan of downloading things like this but if it works all good – speedy pc – HERE (July 2014)