[xubuntu-users] Installing 14.04 LTS, on an ASUS notebook.

Gérald Jean gerald.jean at videotron.ca
Tue Jul 7 00:49:32 UTC 2015


replying to my own post: found on this link: 

ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T: Select Boot Drive
John Alvarez March 5, 2013 Hardware, Tips & Tricks

This tip is for the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-inch touch laptop. If you
replace the hard drive or need to boot from another device, do the 

     Enter the BIOS setup menu by pressing and holding F2 key when 
powering on.
     Switch to “Boot” and set “Launch CSM” to Enabled.
     Switch to “Security” and set “Secure Boot Control” to Disabled.
     Press F10 to save and exit.
     Press and hold ESC key to lunch boot menu when the notebook restarts.

Now you should be able to boot from whatever you want. I had to do some
searching after replacing the stock hard drive in this model laptop.

Here is the ASUS support page for the X202E:

It solved both my problems.  The name of the poster is John Alvarez, 
thanks to John!!



Le 2015-07-05 21:17, Gérald Jean a écrit :
> Hello,
> I am trying to install Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on an ASUS notebook.  The 
> notebook is running 12.10 for over two years now and it starts giving 
> problems since there is no more updates, no more support.
> But when I start the machine with the USB key in the reader, it boots 
> from the HD, even if the BIOS is setup with:
> Boot option #1: UEFI Corsair flash Voyageur
> Boot option #2: Hitachi HTS....
> Secure boot control is disabled.
> I thought something was wrong with the USB drive, I used Unetbootin to 
> install 14.04 on it and make it bootable, so I tried the key on my 
> desktop and first trial it booted from the USB key. So it must be some 
> set up in the BIOS of the notebook.
> Anyone has an idea of what I'm doing wrong??
> Thanks,
> Gérald
> PS.  Not sure what I did but I «lost» boot option #2, so the only one 
> remaining is booting from the USB key and it wont boot from there, 
> hence I always end up in the BIOS and I can't boot at all??? Anyone 
> knows: 1) how to restore Boot option #2, i.e. booting from the HD and 
> 2) Solve my initial problem of installing 14.04 from the USB key???
> Thanks again,
> G.

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