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Month: December 2016

Re: [trinity-users] [OT] question about ultrabook

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:08:11 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 1 Dec 2016, Felmon Davis wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Nov 2016, Gerhard Zintel wrote:
>> On Wednesday 30 November 2016, Felmon Davis wrote:
>>>> Or you could install Linux, and run Windoze in Virtualbox.
>>> it's got an i7 and 8gb ram. never really fooled with VB.
>>> oh well. love is a sometime thing.
>> I'm running Linix Mint on my Zenbook UX305FA and Win 7 in a virtual
>> box and it runs nicely!
>> Gerhard
> against my better instincts I decided to try the Zenbook. will attempt a dual 
> install.
> we'll see.
> f.

reporting back after long last.

I had bought the Zenbook ux330ua and was wanting to run Windows 7 and 
Linux on it. it has been returned to the seller.

Linux ran rather smoothly on it.

I couldn't get Windows 7 to see past some kind of uefi limitation. 
secure-boot was turned off and the 'legacy boot' utility csm was on 
but I got an error about failing 'acpi compliance' which I could not 

I did run Windows 7 in a VM for a while but I'd rather be able to boot 
to Windows directly. I realized I couldn't stand the thought of 
running Windows 10 - I'm unhappy about the forced update policy among 
other things.

I also didn't like the fact the unit had two regular-size usb and one 
micro. the ux305f I had bought previously has three regulars.

I haven't yet experimented with 'booting' a Windows partition on 
the hard-drive into a VM.


Felmon Davis

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