And sometimes you just have to beat your head against the wall until the computer complies!
When all is said and done, and you finally have Linux dual booting... you should write up a summary to explain all this. Yours is definitely one of the harder cases.
I did holes in my walls with my head. I'm quite proud of it, I called it "windows".
My SSD is a SSD, and my HDD a HDD. I'm not really convinced by the things I've read about hybrid.atanere said:When/where did the HDD come into play? Is your drive a "hybrid" (part SSD, part HDD)? These have caused trouble before too.
atanere said:Depending on your willingness... I'm sure curious if Ubuntu or Mint would do a full install (Use Entire Disk) and work correctly? In my experience, they should both work with Secure Boot left enabled, but they should also work leaving it disabled too. It may need to be disabled on your Asus... it's a funny one.
Doing a full Linux install is not typically the best way to go with dual boot though. Almost always Windows is installed first... because it is guaranteed to take over the system and not allow Linux booting if you try to install Windows second. I think it's possible, but not something I have experience with.
I erased Windows and did a full installation this (french) morning, and, surprise, it's working well ! I'm currently writing from Firefox runned into full installed Ubuntu. So, I can install Ubuntu, good new.
But now, how can I set a dual boot with Windows ... ? Meta.. Let's try, first, before to try Wubi or Voyager.
Maybe I can install ((Window + Wubi) alongside Ubuntu), alongside, I don't know, SnowLeopard ! Let's rock !
wizardfromoz said:Stan would love that. He and I are fans of Tolkien's Lord of The Rings, so having songs sung about him would make his day.
My mom' was used to read me "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" and "the hobbit" when I was too young to know how to read. As i'm french, no offense, I'll write poetry in French:
"Sur la plaine de l'internet allait un bienveillant voyageur,
apportant son aide pour installer ubuntu
Bravant peine et devinettes, triomphant de toute les erreurs,
ecrivant des conseils pour mettre linux debout"
It's a little bit "poor" but, I'm not a writer.
It means :
On the internet plain was a benevolent traveler,
Helping to install ubuntu,
Braving pain and riddles, triumphing over all mistakes,
writing tips to put linux upright "
But in french, "traveler" and "mistakes" are rhyming. "Ubuntu" and "upright" too.