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    Question Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus UL50ag Notebook

    I am having difficulty installing Ubuntu onto my Asus UL50ag notebook. For one thing, I can't seem to get around the Windows 7 startup. Any attempt to get into the BIOS is met only with options for loading or repairing Windows 7. This is my main problem right now. I realize that this may be more of an Asus issue, but I thought there might be someone on these messageboards who has experienced something similar.

    Help?

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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus UL50ag Notebook

    Can you bring up a boot menu with Esc when the notebook is first powered on (or reboot)?
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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus UL50ag Notebook

    #1: Thank you for your reply

    Yes. It gives me the option to boot from HDD or CDROM/DVD. I choose CDROM/DVD each time, but I am always redirected to the Windows 7 repair screen. I don't understand it.

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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus UL50ag Notebook

    Did you have an Ubuntu bootable CD in the tray?
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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu on Asus UL50ag Notebook

    I figured out my problem(s), the largest one being that I had burnt my installation CD incorrectly. I had tried to burn the image via the file viewer window rather than from right-clicking on the file itself. I also figured out that I needed to hit ESC almost as soon as the computer booted in order to get to the BIOS. The combination of these two revelations made the correctly-executed installation process a breeze.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed ideas to this thread. Your help has been MUCH appreciated.=D> =D>
    Last edited by MKep; December 28th, 2009 at 05:22 AM.

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