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ASUS X556UA

Introduction

The ASUS X556UA laptop works properly with Linux but UEFI install is required.
Tested on Ubuntu 16.04. Windows 10 dualboot works fine, as along as grub is installed correctly into the efi partition (usually the first partition on the hard disk) through the 'something else' option in the installer.

F2 is needed to access the bios.

Specifications

NameASUS X556UA
ProcessorIntel Core i7 6500U Processor
Screen15.6“ 16:9 1080p Glossy Display
RAM8GB
HDD1TB
Optical DriveSuper-Multi DVD
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 520

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorCompatible Intel(R) Core(TM) Intel Dual-Core i7 6500U
ScreenCompatible
HDDCompatible
Graphics ChipCompatible
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundCompatible
MicrophoneCompatible
Headphone PortCompatible
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetCompatible
WirelessCompatible
BluetoothCompatible
USBCompatible 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 Ports
WebcamCompatible
KeyboardCompatible
TouchPadCompatible
Suspend/ResumeCompatible

Notes

It was not possible to install linux on this laptop by turning off the secure boot options and enabling
CSM.

The only way I could do it was to create a UEFI image of the ubuntu 16.04 live installer on a USB stick using the windows software “Rufus” and creating the UEFI bootloader only.

The laptop had to be restarted in windows holding the shift button in order to bring up the UEFI boot menu.
Following this installation was easy.

Everything worked out of the box.

Summary


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asus_x556ua.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/14 12:44 by 103.255.4.80
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