[SATLUG] Installing Linux Mint 14 on a Asus Q200

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 06:10:57 CDT 2013


I'm going to keep this information around, it may help sometime. Have you
checked out Linuxmint Debian <http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php>?
Only thing is that it doesn't gracefully do the quick user-switching I've
grown accustomed to.

Daniel V.


On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 6:57 PM, Alex Bartonek
<bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Just in case if anyone buys this laptop..I figured it out.. BUT that
> doesnt mean it will work and boot a-ok.  LOL
>
> In BIOS:
> Secure Boot disable
> Launch CSM enable
> Fastboot disable
> Windows Boot Manager disable
>
>
> Installing LM14.1 now...
>
> --- On Sat, 2/9/13, Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> From: Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Installing Linux Mint 14 on a Asus Q200
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 5:40 PM
>
> I've done that once.   I have no problems telling it like it is.
>
> After some research..its a UEFI issue. Ubuntu will install, but...LM14
> doesnt.  I just downloaded 14.1 as it may address the issue.  If not, I'll
> return it because I dont run Fedora or Ubuntu.  Thats how I roll.
>
> --- On Sat, 2/9/13, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:
>
> From: Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Installing Linux Mint 14 on a Asus Q200
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 4:26 PM
>
> I wish you the best of luck. But if you do return your computer it would
> be awesome if you told them it's because you refuse to run an inferior OS.
>
> Sent from a mobile device.
>
> On Feb 9, 2013, at 4:17 PM, Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm having a hard time trying to get Linux Mint 14 installed on an Asus
> Q200 laptop.  It has UEFI.  Even though I disable Secure Boot, I dont have
> an option to boot from USB.  I think its trying anyway but doesnt boot.
> I'm downloading Ubuntu 12.10 to see if its because Ubuntu paid the piper
> and therefore will install on a UEFI system.
> >
> > Very disappointed..really like this laptop but will return it since I
> dont run inferior operating systems.
> >
> > -Alex
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