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    ASUS g752vm dual boot ubuntu installation.

    I would like to install ubuntu alonside windows on the NVMe ssd of my asus g752vm.

    When I bought the laptop I managed (after quite some hardship) to perform a clean install following similar steps to these (basicacally you need to install the ssd drivers so windows can find it).

    However, when I try to do this with ubuntu I cannot manage to make the installer to find the hard drive.

    Reading the forums it seems the solution is setting the SATA to AHCI. Once I do this, however, windows is no longer able to run and it asks for a repair.

    I do not mind reinstalling windows, and then installing ubuntu on a partition, however, I am not sure if this will work.

    Could anyone please link me to the right steps?

    My bios is 302.

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    Hi, the latest BIOS for your ASUS G752VM is version 306 - 2017/08/01 - probably it is the first thing you should do.
    Currently I have only Solus (for me much better and faster then Ubuntu) installed in my ASUS G752VS... during the last year I installed few times Ubuntu alongside Windows without any problem:

    1)
    erase completely your hard drive, reset BIOS defaults,
    set SATA to AHCI, disable legacy boot mode, disable fast boot and secure boot (probably you need to delete all secure boot keys), make GPT partition table, create one NTFS partition (size 50% of hard drive) and install Windows in UEFI mode, fully update your Windows;

    2)
    reset BIOS defaults,
    set SATA to AHCI, disable legacy boot mode, disable fast boot and secure boot (probably you need to delete all secure boot keys), manually create partitions or install Ubuntu automatically in UEFI mode alongside Windows;

    3)
    inside BIOS change boot order and set Ubuntu as a primary OS.

    ASUS G752 series - ELAN touchpad doesn't work under Linux:
    comment nr. 12:
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...VS-XS74K/page2
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1653456
    Last edited by zvober; 12-30-2017 at 11:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zvober View Post
    Hi, the latest BIOS for your ASUS G752VM is version 306 - 2017/08/01 - probably it is the first thing you should do.
    Currently I have only Solus (for me much better and faster then Ubuntu) installed in my ASUS G752VS... during the last year I installed few times Ubuntu alongside Windows without any problem:

    1)
    erase completely your hard drive, reset BIOS defaults,
    set SATA to AHCI, disable legacy boot mode, disable fast boot and secure boot (probably you need to delete all secure boot keys), make GPT partition table, create one NTFS partition (size 50% of hard drive) and install Windows in UEFI mode, fully update your Windows;

    2)
    reset BIOS defaults,
    set SATA to AHCI, disable legacy boot mode, disable fast boot and secure boot (probably you need to delete all secure boot keys), manually create partitions or install Ubuntu automatically in UEFI mode alongside Windows;

    3)
    inside BIOS change boot order and set Ubuntu as a primary OS.

    ASUS G752 series - ELAN touchpad doesn't work under Linux:
    comment nr. 12:
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...VS-XS74K/page2
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1653456
    ructions and I tried

    Thank you very much for your reply. I followed your steps and I managed to do a dual installation!

    I have had just these issues:

    1) I noticed after I installed the Intel Rapid Storage driver that sometimes (1 in every 5) the computer would freeze in the ROG logo. Not a big issue just by clicking the turn on/off it turns off.

    2) After Grub menu the ubuntu loads fast but in the case of windows it takes a long time. The logo window in blue appears (twice) I had only seen that one during the os installations.

    3) I noticed the computer getting hotter in ubuntu. Do you use program for managing the fans? I use notebook fancontrol in windows but the installation in linux seems hard...

    Not big issues but I wonder if you had any more advice. Thanks again!!

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    Hi,
    I assume that you installed the latest BIOS 306?
    This is my BIOS:

    Advanced
    Intel Virtualization Technology - enabled;
    Intel AES-NI: enabled;
    VT-d: enabled;
    Network stack: disabled;
    Legacy USB support: enabled;
    USB mass storage driver support: enabled;

    Boot
    Launch CSM: disabled;

    Security
    Secure boot: disabled;
    Secure boot control: disabled;

    I/O interface security
    Bluetooth: disabled;
    Card reader: disabled.

    In my opinion, Ubuntu 16.04 is too old and 17.10 is a big mess - not to mention other things, first of all check your situation regarding the following:
    https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/12...ther-machines/

    In Ubuntu, you should use Xorg session instead of a Wayland session and Nvidia driver instead of Nouveau.
    You can try to install via PPA the latest mainline kernel (currently 4.14.11), the latest Mesa and Nvidia drivers:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D
    https://launchpad.net/~paulo-miguel-...e/ubuntu/pkppa
    https://launchpad.net/~graphics-driv...ive/ubuntu/ppa

    Alternatively, you can erase your hard drive once again and enjoy in Solus with or without Windows (do you really need it?). Unlike Ubuntu, Solus is a rolling distro and except touchpad problem, it works almost flawlessly in my Asus G752VS laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zvober View Post
    Hi,
    I assume that you installed the latest BIOS 306?
    This is my BIOS:

    Advanced
    Intel Virtualization Technology - enabled;
    Intel AES-NI: enabled;
    VT-d: enabled;
    Network stack: disabled;
    Legacy USB support: enabled;
    USB mass storage driver support: enabled;

    Boot
    Launch CSM: disabled;

    Security
    Secure boot: disabled;
    Secure boot control: disabled;

    I/O interface security
    Bluetooth: disabled;
    Card reader: disabled.

    In my opinion, Ubuntu 16.04 is too old and 17.10 is a big mess - not to mention other things, first of all check your situation regarding the following:
    https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/12...ther-machines/

    In Ubuntu, you should use Xorg session instead of a Wayland session and Nvidia driver instead of Nouveau.
    You can try to install via PPA the latest mainline kernel (currently 4.14.11), the latest Mesa and Nvidia drivers:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D
    https://launchpad.net/~paulo-miguel-...e/ubuntu/pkppa
    https://launchpad.net/~graphics-driv...ive/ubuntu/ppa

    Alternatively, you can erase your hard drive once again and enjoy in Solus with or without Windows (do you really need it?). Unlike Ubuntu, Solus is a rolling distro and except touchpad problem, it works almost flawlessly in my Asus G752VS laptop.
    Thanks again zvober!

    Yes I did a bios update before the OS installations. No issues

    As far as I can see I have the same bios configuration as the one you gave me. I do not mind the small issues so no problem.

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    I installed the additional drivers from the ubuntu GUI (I think I set lightgdm, I am using ubuntu gnome 16.04.3). Incidentally, yes I need windows for the games , but now I am installing ubuntu for my work. I agree with you, however, ubuntu is becoming less and less stable while not bringing any new features. I am not familiar with solus but a rolling design looks more stable in my eyes.

    My last concern is the heating on the right side while using ubuntu. I do not feel the fans kicking in. Did you use any particular tool or just the Mesa and nvidia drivers?

    Thank you very much again

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    29.07.2017 I wrote here:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1653456
    "...with Ubuntu the area around usb ports and audio jacks on the right side of my laptop is always pretty hot, while with Windows 10 everything is ok...".
    I'm not experiencing this and also some other problems with Solus

    By using Linux, with our new high-end laptops we always need very fresh Linux drivers - so all other reasons apart, this is also why I prefer Solus rolling model rather than Ubuntu.
    As I already told you, in my opinion Ubuntu 16.04 is "too old" - I gave you some links if you want to try to modernise it (latest Nvidia is 384.98 and new version is coming soon).

    For your info, Solus 4 is coming very soon. I'm not a gamer, but it seems that the gaming experience in Solus is not bad
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58hpQ7QVXCQ
    and they are also working on Budgie 11 (based on Qt) Wayland Compositor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNf...ature=youtu.be
    and you can always ask them whatever you want here
    https://www.reddit.com/r/SolusProject/

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