I am having difficulties getting Ubuntu installed on my laptop and I have tried a few different ways of going about this as suggested on the disk.
They include a direct install, install within windows and install helper.
I tried to install 32bit ubuntu 10.04 with bootable cd which I used to install in my windows 7 PC. I have tried changing the boot order and disabling the feature called secure boot. After a lot of research I found in ubuntu forum that only ubuntu 12 and above can be used to install side by side in windows 8.
Because windows 8 has some new setting which prevents the user to install any other OS side by side or even replacing windows 8, and only ubuntu 12 and higher version is compatible with this feature. I must use a Texas Instruments SDK that will only run on Ubuntu 10.04.
Even in youtube you won't find a tutorial which explains how to install ubuntu 10.04 in windows 8 pc. I tried using Ubuntu as a guest in Virtualbox running on a Windows 7 host, but was having trouble getting hardware (SD Card) to work properly.
Then reboot and when you see the boot screen with the Asus logo press the button available for you to be able to boot into the CD (should be "Esc" for Asus Computers), then select the cd drive.
You should then be able to go through the instalation.
Make sure you select "Remove Windows 8 and install Ubuntu" when installing.Even I brought a new Lap from HP and its pre-loaded with windows 8.NOTE: Autorun does not work on this laptop for some reason and I am thinking that this may be part of the issue. Click "repair your computer." If you don't have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.File: \Ubuntu\winboot\Status: 0xc0000007b Info: The application or operating system couldn't be ;loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors. Most Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers come with UEFI firmware. Hardware support is much better in more recent versions, especially on EFI computers I'd strongly suggest to try 12.04 LTS and if that doesn't work, try 13.04...help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIpossible duplicate of Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) Note that if you're trying to create an Ubuntu installation in a preinstalled Windows 8 or 8.1 system using Wubi, that will not work.Well, insert your disk, then shutdown your computer.