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Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby Smellyglove » September 24th, 2016, 8:07 am

I got a Lamina 701 (Linx 7) from a friend and i wanted to reset it. I started the process but the charger was crap so it died and the tablet lost all power since the battery didn't have enough either..

So, now I'm stuck in this annoying loop. Been googling lots and tried lots but nothing works. The only thing I can do is getting in to UEFI, which doesn't help me much. I've downloaded an image from a link I found here somewhere to try to get into recovery from there but I can't boot from the USB stick I've made bootable.. Power button and volume up/down does nothing etc etc.
I've got this from a friend which got it from his uncle so I don't have the windows serial.
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby F0LLETT » September 24th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Do you have a microsd card installed. Is so remove it and see if it recovers.

How are you making the recovery stick?
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby Smellyglove » September 25th, 2016, 10:37 am

F0LLETT wrote:Do you have a microsd card installed. Is so remove it and see if it recovers.

How are you making the recovery stick?


No SD-card.

I've tried Using rufus making a GPT partition formatting as Fat32.

The key-combos did work at first, but suddenly they dont.
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby F0LLETT » September 25th, 2016, 11:03 am

Try gpt/uefi partition scheme.

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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby Smellyglove » September 25th, 2016, 11:10 am

F0LLETT wrote:Try gpt/uefi partition scheme.

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That's how I've done it. "Gpt partition sceme for UEFI". The other options are MBR for UEFI or BIOS.

I find it strange that the button combinations doesn't work anymore.
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby F0LLETT » September 25th, 2016, 11:27 am

Try mbr/uefi. Not at computer. So cant check.

EDIT:- Its the first option, MBR for UEFI or BIOS. Also make sure that it doesn't switch filesystem back to NTFS. It has to be FAT32 as UEFI will not boot from NTFS.
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby Smellyglove » September 25th, 2016, 4:27 pm

F0LLETT wrote:Try mbr/uefi. Not at computer. So cant check.

EDIT:- Its the first option, MBR for UEFI or BIOS. Also make sure that it doesn't switch filesystem back to NTFS. It has to be FAT32 as UEFI will not boot from NTFS.


When I chose MBR for UEFI or BIOS I'm not allowed to format as FAT32.
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby F0LLETT » September 25th, 2016, 5:01 pm

Thats because the image is to big. It must be under 4gb. I setup card with smaller image. Then opened card and manually deleted files. Then opened img file and dragged and dropped contents to card.
Its due to the fat32 fs not liking anything over 4gb limit.

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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby Smellyglove » September 26th, 2016, 8:34 am

F0LLETT wrote:Thats because the image is to big. It must be under 4gb. I setup card with smaller image. Then opened card and manually deleted files. Then opened img file and dragged and dropped contents to card.
Its due to the fat32 fs not liking anything over 4gb limit.

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I don't know what you meant by this.

I'm using an USB-stick, not a card. Bu I don't know how to boot from the USB anyways.
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Re: Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repairs-loop

Postby F0LLETT » September 26th, 2016, 8:40 am

Sorry. Card or stick same thing.

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