[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu and GIGABYTE

Ivan Wright quidsup at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 14:29:27 UTC 2012


I bought a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard last year but had a
problem with it being unable to boot from a USB boot disk. I tried UEFI
and legacy BIOS compatible boot disks but neither would boot.

It could boot from a CD ok, but being unable to boot from a USB flash
drive is unacceptable in this day and age.

Gigabytes customer service were absolutely useless, they held off
answering my question for over two weeks then finally emailed back with
something along the lines of they couldn't be bothered answering but if
it was an issue I should ask the question again.

Anyway I flogged that motherboard on ebay for £20 loss and bought an
Asus motherboard, which has been absolutely fine.
I've even bought another Asus board a couple of months ago which is even
better now with the latest generation of UEFI BIOS.

Suffice to say I will never buy another Gigabyte product again.

Ivan







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