how to intsall Ubuntu on Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130?

Asked by Christopher Petzel

 I would like to install Ubuntu on my Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130. I have talked to Dell where they where no help at all! I beg the community to help me on this I cant tell you how much I hate windows 8. Linux would work so much better on this laptop/ tablet.
I am willing to work with any dev out there. I consider my self an advanced Linux user so don't worry about making things easy.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Download ISO
MD5 test the ISO you downloaded
Use unetbootin to put it on a USB drive or burn as slowly as you can to a CD
Boot the media you made

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

Please read this:

Ubuntu does not provide 32-Bit UEFI bootloader support yet...

The solution - if you want to use Linux - is to install Fedlet (a Fedora Remix for Bay Trail tablets) instead.

Here is the link:

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Christopher Petzel (cpetzel05) said :

thank you I will post back after I test Fedlet out thanks for the replys

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Christopher Petzel (cpetzel05) said :

It did not work. I tried everything that was suggested on that webpage I even burnt the image to a DVD and it still did not work and used an external dvd drive bootloader saw it but it will not boot to it would say please insert bootable media. I made a flash drive and I also did not work. I know both things work because I have installed windows 8.1 and windows 10 on it. Do I have to disable safe boot in order for this to work? I have no problem doing that

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

The following link explains how to disable Secure Boot:

For other questions, please contact AdamW via these channels:

I just wanted to point you in the right direction, not provide full blown support for Fedlet.

We only support official Ubuntu releases in this forum, not Fedora or Fedlet.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.

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axion (bugzilla-axion) said :

The solution to this problem is quite simple;

Extract the comtents of the iso file into a fat32 formatted usb stick.
Get bootia32.efi from
Copy bootia32.efi into /EFI/boot/ on the bootable usb stick.
Select the uefi boot from the usb stick during boot.

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