How to Boot Linux Instead of AVS on a Samsung Q1

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The Samsung Q1 is a tablet personal computer that came on the market in 2006. Though it comes with Windows XP Tablet Edition, you can boot other operating systems on it, like tablet versions of Linux. Ubuntu, which is the most popular Linux distribution, has a tablet version that allows you to take advantage of the tablet. Whether you want to use the touch screen or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, you can install or boot Linux on the Q1.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Download and install a bootable Ubuntu LiveUSB stick of Ubuntu Tablet Edition onto a USB stick (see Resources.)

  2. 2

    Plug the USB stick into one of the USB ports on the Samsung Q1.

  3. 3

    Boot to the USB stick or install from the USB stick. You may need to go the BIOS settings on the Q1 by pressing the menu button on the front of the screen when you turn it on and see the Samsung logo. Adjust the boot order so that USB is listed first.

  4. 4

    Choose to boot "try Ubuntu without making any changes on your Q1," if you just want to try it. Choose one of the dual boot options to install Ubuntu as one of the boot options or select the option to install Ubuntu by itself on the Q1 if you want a permanent installation on the Q1.

Tips and warnings

  • If you want to use a keyboard, any Bluetooth or USB model keyboard works as well as the touch screen on the Q1.

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