X205TA – Boot from USB

X205TA (Also known as F205T)
X205TA (Also known as F205T)

It’s a bit frustrating that the X205TA use a 32bit bootloader even when the CPU is 64 bit.

This makes it a bit trickier to boot the X205TA from USB.

If you want to install some Linux distros for example, then continue to read this post.

1: First, “burn” your Linux USB with Rufus for example.

2: Download https://github.com/jfwells/linux-asus-t100ta/blob/master/boot/bootia32.efi

3: Put that file on the Linux USB in this folder: \EFI\BOOT\

4: Start the X205TA, press F2 to get into BIOS.

5: Under the Security tab, Secure Boot menu > Secure Boot Control set to Disabled.

6: Make sure your boot order have USB first.

7: Now, insert the USB and reboot the computer.

Linux should now boot from the USB.

I had problems with the WIFI, couldn’t get it working by the way…