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Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on LinkSprite Canyonlands: Intel Atom Z3735F Quad

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LinkSprite Canyonlands is an Intel Atom Z3735F Quad computer. It defaults with a Windows 8 operation system. We follow the post at CNXsoft to install the Ubuntu OS on it. In this post, we detailed the steps that we used.

First, Idownload and flash ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-linuxium.iso to a USB drive with ‘Rufus’ in Windows or ‘dd’ in Linux. Insert the USB flash drive in your device,

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and press F7 in order to select the mass storage device to boot to

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Select ‘Try Ubuntu without installing’

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Click ‘install ubuntu 14.04’

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After the installation is done, please do not hit the ‘reset now’ button. Leave it untouched.

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Download linuxium-32bit-patch.sh right after installation is complete, and before rebooting. This is to enable booting after installation. Put this script on another USB dongle, and copy to the home directory:

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Execute the script:

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When it is done, click the ‘restart now button’. NOTE: please don’t power cycle, you must hit this ‘restart now button”:

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After a while, it will prompt:

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Remove both USB dongle, the Ubuntu will up and running.