OS choices for tablet w/o keyboard. D1-Q1-Q2-G1

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  1. Michael AU

    Michael AU Notebook Guru

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    I've dual booted Cloudready and Debian, yes Chrome has a ridiculous number of partitions but once the dual boot is setup its not really a problem. The biggest annoyance I found was GRUB wouldn't name Cloudready as Cloudready it would just say "Unidentified Linux".

    Apparently Chris Titus Tech (YouTube Channel) has a new video on creating a stripped down Win 10 install. On my 31 I used a script from github, which CTT apparently also shows, and it removed GBs worth of bloat.
     
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    evenflow153 Notebook Consultant

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    Debian/Mint and Cloud ready is nice
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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  4. Michael AU

    Michael AU Notebook Guru

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    That's it, absolutely brilliant script but be very aware it can remove things you may want to keep (e.g. weather).
     
  5. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Deity

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    Well.....windows is a last resort but appreciate all the information.
    I don't do dual boots (or triple boot for that matter). This is on the G1 Tablet without a keyboard.
    I've booted live images of Bliss OS and Chrome x64 today on the G1.
    https://www.trishtech.com/2019/04/install-bliss-os-on-any-computer/
    https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-download-and-install-chrome-os-1310287
    Systems load and find the wireless network easily and connect.
    Could NOT find the keyboard to input a webpage once the browser loads up. Touchscreen works well.
    Not really use-able (as of yet) without connecting a keyboard to the G1 (either wired or blue-tooth) which defeats the purpose of Tablet
    I'm downloading a fresh 64 bit copy of MxLinux:
    https://mxlinux.org/
    But while that is downloading at eye tear slowness...
    I burned a live usb of lmde3 Cindy:
    https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=259
    She (G1) booted up the usb stick lickety-split.
    OS found the work wireless network.
    The touch pen and finger input works well, and allowed me to install the OS.
    She's a keeper as Lefty once said...
     
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  6. Michael AU

    Michael AU Notebook Guru

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    I like how some of these sites in the links say "how to install (insert whatever here) on any computer". I have tried all the various variants of Android on my 29 and none of them install, they do on the 31 but not the 29. Sites like that make noobs feel like they can do anything but it comes crashing down when they realise something won't work on their hardware so they go back to Windows cause it "just works".
     
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  7. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I checked github and it shows a GUI version.
    I wonder if there is an option to pick n choose what to remove?
    Manually edit the script? I would rather not do this.
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    I have had the same results with Android versions= FAIL for one reason or another
    Have not tried Cloudready yet.
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    G1 and Q1,Q2. Yep. wireless or wired keyboard works, but these are tablets, they are supposed to work WITHOUT a mechanical keyboard.
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    Here is a heads up.
    If you try and archive the home folder it fails with some locked wine file.
    BUT, I downloaded the 64 bit version of MX and installed it over the 32 bit. I just made sure to choose the option to reuse the existing home folder.
    It kept most of my desktop configuration/customizations.
    Cairo-dock needed reinstalled and Slingscold was gone(that is an oddball install anyway)
    My custom Grub menu was gone. Took me awhile to enlarge the grub text back to a readable size.
    Also gone are my custom OSX icons/theme package.
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    Now that I have a "working" 64bit MX install I am going to make a snapshot. Then try the UEFI "trick" we talked about in a private conversation.
     
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  8. UNCNDL1

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    Operating System choices for newer Panasonic tablets with-out a keyboard is sparse, there are way more choices that "just work" for an older ToughBook such as the CF-M34, CF-28, CF-29....The D1, Q1, Q2, and G1's are different beasts...
    The pursuit continues.
     
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    How’s mint going for you bud?
     
  10. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I had problems at first.
    Got sidetracked with life / health issues.
    I need to try again and boot it using UEFI mode in the bios.
     
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