- Mar 29, 2011
- Asus Vivobook s200
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
ASUS Vivobook S200 / X202 (Is it good?)
After enabling legacy bios boot (like asus tech support says to me), no problem to boot from usb. The problem now is to reach the installation screen: osx installation always hang up (see my previous post)Hello!
I just purchased the VivoBook X202 and I am considering the possibility of trying a hackintosh conversion on it, but first, I want to install a working Linux. Windows 8 can go the way of the wastebasket -- well, almost; I've saved the harddrive for reselling the laptop later, never having booted into Win8.
I've swapped it out for a very jerry-rigged Vertex4 (without plastic casing, only metal casing, 3m double-stick mounting tape (the grey outdoor stuff) sticking the SSD's circuit board inside via the edges and the protective thin plastic sheet hdd cover/padding from the OEM hdd previously inside to cover the now open-bottom of the SSD.
I made sure not to get tape on any of the chips or surface-mount components for an easy swap out at some point -- I've seen people recommend putting doublestick tape _ON THE CHIPS_ and this seems like a very bad idea to me if you ever wanted to take the drive out again...
More to the point however, is that Linux, specifically the Gentoo 12.1 LiveDVD, did not recognize my USB stick upon boot. The kernel booted, but the stick was not found afterwards.
This sounds like the exact same issue you hackintoshers seem to be facing. I'd never seen this sort of failure, where unplugging and replugging the USB Stick produced no result in the dmesg (kernel logs).
What finally worked: Turn of XHCI mode in BIOS!
Advanced > USB Configuration > XHCI Pre-Boot Mode [Disabled]