View Full Version : windows 8 dual boot?

12-01-2012, 05:53 AM
Has anyone managed to remove the EFI secure boot from their G75? I only need windows for gaming and a few programs for college, the rest I'd like to build Gentoo on. As it stands windows refuses to let me so much as remove recovery partitions, let alone boot anything but itself. USB was a no go, same with dvd's / cd's. I don't have the windows 8 cd's to flat out format the drive MBR and reinstall unless I can make an image of the current system? I don't know but I'm banging my head against a wall rite now. If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this?
Edit: I have turned off secure boot, but I have yet to get past (at best) a legacy grub prompt that doesn't recognize anything for a kernel.

12-01-2012, 06:20 AM
@1m04t41, try this (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25935-Troubble-with-installing-the-G-75-VX&p=191485&viewfull=1#post191485). i'm guessing your g75 is g75vw that comes preloaded with windows 8.

12-01-2012, 06:42 AM
yes it was preloaded, hence i have no install cd's. Even if i had other installs for say windows 7 i doubt it would boot. I cant change anything and im not used to this at all.

12-01-2012, 06:54 AM
@1m04t41, the bios that comes with new units with w8 preloaded has a few changes. those options are optional and can be disabled :) just follow the steps and you should be good to go. if you're not comfortable with UEFI/GPT disk combo, just convert it to MBR.

12-01-2012, 07:11 AM
edit: double.

12-01-2012, 01:44 PM
Nice work helping folks with their preloaded Windows 8 issues, @rewben! I'm learning a lot from your posts. The ASUS FAQ you've referenced is a good read. I'm not used to consulting ASUS for technical information...
;>{) >

12-01-2012, 02:07 PM
actually i am learning things from you, too, so the same to you, @dstrakele :)

to me it's a real challenge when i have a different machine that happens to work fine. it's actually beyond me to understand most of 'issues' that were posted. that's why i went to ASUS's support page for more clues, and found that piece of information lol!

12-01-2012, 08:12 PM
GRUB legacy is not what you should be using. Try installing a different distro of LINUX (which will come with a recent version of GRUB) and see if that works. If it does, you know that it is GRUB, and not the computer.