new laptop will not start from USB flash drive
clanlaw at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 13:56:52 UTC 2013
On 30 December 2013 13:37, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at neuroweave.nl> wrote:
> I have a new Asus laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and an UEFI BIOS.
> I made a bootable USB-stick using Unetbootin with Ubuntu Studio 12.04 (I
> only use LTS distributions).
> When I put the stick in the machine and restart I see the start menu for
> choosing to try it or to install it.
> I choose try (demo version) and then the system freezes nothing is seen. The
> monitor is blank, the various leds on the frontpanel do nothing and the only
> option is to remove the USB-stick and restart Windows8.
> Can somebody show me how this can be solved? I assume it's the UEFI BIOS,
> primed to work for MS$ only but I thought that this problem had been solved.
Firstly I believe it must be the 64 bit version of Ubuntu for UEFI.
Is that what you tried?
Secondly I don't know whether Ubuntu Studio 64 bit has all the right
stuff. I think it must be at least the equivalent of 12.04.2 to work
with UEFI. I suggest you try with standard Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit first
just to see if it runs, then if that is ok try standard ubuntu 12.04.3
64 bit latest.
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