View Full Version : [SOLVED] Installing on Asus g60vx

September 9th, 2010, 12:44 PM
I recently picked up one of these fine gaming laptops from newegg for a steal and know that it's setup is a little weird...

It has 2 hard drives (I added a second one recently). The weirdness comes with the fact that it uses a strange bios (to me) that it with one power button starts with splashtop (a light linux distro for browsing the web and messaging through skype/pidgin, and also plays music on your hard drive). It also has a fancy boot thing in the bios for loading up pretty pictures and sounds instead of the normal POST screen.

The thing that I am asking is, if I install ubuntu, will it break the asus fancy boot and/or the splashtop os feature? I would prefer an answer from an owner of the g series asus gaming laptops (also known as a republic of gamers brand). Perhaps eeepc's have the same features, I dunno, this is my first asus.

September 16th, 2010, 06:27 PM

September 16th, 2010, 07:14 PM
I would prefer an answer from an owner of the g series asus gaming laptops

That's why you didn't get any answers yet.

I don't think that Ubuntu will ever break any PC's Bios. Can you please post a link to the Product page so we can have a look at it.

September 17th, 2010, 12:50 AM
About to just roll the dice and try it. If it messes something up I will just use my restore cd's. Hope it works, I have missed linux since I bought this new laptop.

September 17th, 2010, 08:14 AM
Good luck for the install.