I've been struggling with trying to set up three ASUS D550MA-DS01 laptops that were ordered for my company. They are insufferable, the worst of which is the UEFI BIOS which I am trying to overtake and install 12.04 over.
First, I tried the normal "reset Windows to boot into BIOS" thing, which never works.
Tried navigating the BIOS itself, no mention of boot order.
Tried looking for a function key that would access a boot menu. Nope.
Tried wiping the hard drive to see if I could get rid of Windows influence altogether. Now the computer just boots into BIOS every single time I turn it on.
Tried installing 12.04 on the hard drive and then dropping it into the machine. No dice.
Here is a shot of the BIOS menu. I'm pretty sure everything is how it's supposed to be for me to attempt to install Linux on a Windows 8 machine with UEFI. The BIOS recognizes that the DVD drive and HDD are there, but will not allow me to use them as boot options - in fact, NOTHING is allowed as a boot option.