I got new Samsung ATIV Book 5 (NP530U4E)
ultrabook and reinstalled Windows 8.1 with Fedora 20. There was few issues with the installation, so I wanted to share my experience wth others.
Model: ATIV Book 5 NP530U4E-K01HS
CPU: Intel Core i5-3337U 1.8GHz (2 cores w 2 threads per core and turbo boost up to 2.7GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
RAM: 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
HDD: 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
SSD: 24GB ExpressCache
Display: 14'' LED backlight HD 1366x768 (Anti-Reflective)
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports: 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, mini VGA, RJ-45
Webcam: 1Mpix HD, w michrophone
Graphics: Intel HM76
Optical Drive: None
Enter the BIOS (hit F2 on boot) and disable: Fast BIOS Mode, Secure Boot and switch OS Mode Selection to the CSM boot method.
Make bootable USB installation of Fedora
and boot it from non-UEFI mode. Hit F10 on boot-time and choose your USB drive. I've read that you can add "nomodset" to UEFI boot variant, but that did not worked for me.
I have deleted all partitions (Windows, Samsung backup and ExpressCache from SSD) and installed Fedora on clean disks. I got 4GB on SSD for SWAP and the rest for the / as ext4 filesystem, and 500mb for /root and the rest of the HDD for /home partition on regular hard drive.
If you have read that booting Linux via UEFI can 'brick' some Samsung laptops
, don't worry, everything I've tried (for now) works otb just fine.
I will update this post with details as I explore the rest of the hardware...