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Installing fedora on an asus tablet

asked 2015-01-22 10:38:53 -0500

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updated 2015-01-22 16:37:05 -0500

I found an ASUS tf0310c-1b00a (I have no idea what the real marketing name is; this is clearly not it) which has android 4.4 installed; I wonder if it's possible to install a real operating system, fairly easily, on these devices?

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answered 2015-01-22 11:20:48 -0500

Do you mean ASUS rather than Acer? It looks from the model number like you're talking about an ASUS Transformer Pad TF310c. There are some instructions for the related TF300 on Ubuntu's wiki, and a brief glance at those should give you an impression of what you're up against.

I, too, was hoping for the installation of Fedora on ARM devices such as these Android tablets to be a relatively easy task, but the more research I do, the more problems crop up. The devices simply aren't meant to be usable in this way, and there are lots of hurdles involved.

I don't mean to discourage you, of course. If you can get Fedora working on that platform and pass along that sort of valuable information to the Fedora community, I'm sure you'd be a hero to at least a few people out there.

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The tablet is indeed an asus tablet and not an acer -- mea culpa. The reason why I'm interested is because it's based on bay trail, which means that as long as it's not locked down and uses standard x86 booting conventions or EFI, it should work fine. I'm not interested in having yet another useless android device though and I can't afford to throw out any money on a device I won't or can't use.

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