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[Bug 1195483] Re: Installation, Live and Check disc do not start on Asus ZenBook Prime UX31A


@Pander, one additional question.  Does this issue not exist in Saucy if
you boot with Secure Boot disabled?

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  Installation, Live and Check disc do not start on Asus ZenBook Prime

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Bug description:
  When I try to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new Asus ZenBook Prime UX31A
  from june 2013, grub will come up bit every option such as
  Installation, Live and Check disc result in a blank screen. This is
  possibly due to preinstalled Windows 8 and UEFI.

  I did not approve/accept the Windows 8 installation and that should
  not matter. I want to install only Ubuntu and *no* dual boot with the
  preinstalled Windows 8. I want to erase the entire disc in firsts
  steps of installation procedure.

  Screenshot illustrating the problem are:
  http://i.imgur.com/94zPRh5.jpg (ASUS splash screen)
  http://i.imgur.com/CKJZf6s.jpg (language selection for Windows 8)
  http://i.imgur.com/2OIGnra.jpg (accept license, which I did not and rebooted with F1/F2)
  http://i.imgur.com/0l3ZIme.jpg (general BIOS info, I upgrade to latest BIOS)
  http://i.imgur.com/RtjRraF.jpg (used settings to boot from USB)
  http://i.imgur.com/Vgb3Xju.jpg (grub which goes to black screen and systems is locked in that state)

  For more information, see:
  device information https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime
  similar problem http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2149954
  UEFI and preinstalled Windwos 8 http://askubuntu.com/questions/221835/installing-ubuntu-on-a-pre-installed-uefi-supported-windows-8-system
  More about EUFI https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
  More on installing without WUBI http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/wubi-advice

  Debugging attempts from
  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Boot_Debugging failed. Perhaps I
  did something wrong. What are ways to write debug to the screen in my

  And, more importantly, how do I get it working because have the right
  to install whatever I want?

  Is the only way to get it installed to accept the Windows 8 license
  and install Ubuntu from Windows (and in effect making it dual boot
  which I don't want).

  Ubuntu should fix this as it is the flagship of a major laptop
  manufacturer (ASUS) for which Ubuntu is no longer installable.

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