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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Can't you turn EFI off in the BIOS? My G53SX has UEFI support, but it is disabled by default. I guess that is the reason that I never had any problems. Still, it might be worth a try.
    In G75 it's on as default option. I have tried them both and still got some problems on the way. But it's not impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_man View Post
    In G75 it's on as default option. I have tried them both and still got some problems on the way. But it's not impossible.
    yes i think if you want to make it dual boot the easiest way use the gnuparted.
    i formatted all of my partition including the recovery.
    then i install linux as liveusb using some software from pendrivelinux.com or u can just livecd. then boot your computer using this livecd or liveusb of linux.
    connect to internet and install gnuparted
    after that if you want to format it you must choose it as msdos style partition table not gpt in the gnuparted software
    for this i have sacrifice my first windows...
    but eventually i managed to create dual boot.hope this would give some of you an idea

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    Best way is to create some free space via Windows partition manager. Then boot like you said with a liveUSB and install LINUX into the free-space. Ubuntu has an option to chunk up a block of free space automatically.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    i have the same issue - G75vw

    Quote Originally Posted by Muskoka View Post
    Nevermind, working now.
    what was it that fixed it for you? I have a g75vw, trying to install mint 14 from DVD drive. mint boot sequence counts down, then straight to a light grey screen with a white blinking cursor. Drive spins for a bit then goes silent. thanks for any advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jehkyl View Post
    what was it that fixed it for you? I have a g75vw, trying to install mint 14 from DVD drive. mint boot sequence counts down, then straight to a light grey screen with a white blinking cursor. Drive spins for a bit then goes silent. thanks for any advice
    Are you trying to boot a 32- or a 64-bit version? Also, are you using an ISO or a bootable USB key? I assume that you have the launch CSM and secure boot disabled in the BIOS.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Best way is to create some free space via Windows partition manager. Then boot like you said with a liveUSB and install LINUX into the free-space. Ubuntu has an option to chunk up a block of free space automatically.
    Thats exactly how I do it when I set up a dual boot machine, yes. And I can't remember the last time I did that: I usually just use gparted to destroy the windows partition and use all space as an ext3 filesystem, then have a single boot machine (linux) and relegate Windows to a VM where it is better behaved (since its managed by linux).
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    Can somebody make a video of how to do this on a asus G55VW?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jecam16 View Post
    Can somebody make a video of how to do this on a asus G55VW?...
    There's probably a video on how to install LINUX on youtube. The only key difference is disabling Secure Boot and Launch CSM to allow the bootable USB key to be booted.

    See link for instructions on partitioning:http://www.howtogeek.com/101862/how-...ther-software/ Stop when you get to the "Creating a Partition" heading. You don't need to do that. At this point, you should have some free space on the end of your drive. The actual amount varies depending on what you want to do with your LINUX system. If you aren't planning to switch (yet), I'd recommend about 40-50 GB total.

    After that, it's pretty easy. Just follow the instructions on the installer. You will tell the system to install to the free space on the end of the drive. It can partition that up itself, which will reduce the work that you have to do. Just punch in that information it asks for, and you should be all set!
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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