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SadFacedBunny
February 14th, 2013, 04:31 PM
i7 @1.9
256 gig ssd
ips monitor
4 gigs of ram

i have listed the specs just in case that i dont have the model number right.

The issue i am having is that i cannot get the usb stick to become visible in the bios. Ive tried creating a new boot option but i think that i am point at the wrong file. What file do i need to point at ? or is there some kind of option i can turn on or off so that it detects the flash drive?

i used universal usb install for this usb to be bootable

oldfred
February 14th, 2013, 05:16 PM
Is this also an UltraBook? That adds complications as it uses RAID which interferes with install. Intel is standard so different brands are still essentially the same. Size of SSD is usually the main difference.

Intel Smart Response Technology
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/chpsts/imsm
Some general info in post #3
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8 oem Sony T & Intel SRT
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605
Intel SRT - Dell XPS Screen shots of Intel SRT screens & lots of details
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036204
Details in post #10 on an install that worked
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2020155
Dell XPS Intel SRT issue on hibernating post #25
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1932965
Some info on re-instating details in post #9
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2070491

Disable the RAID, for me it was using the Intel rapid management thingy and telling it to disable the acceleration or the use of the SSD. If you have a different system, just disable the RAID system then install Ubuntu. Once installed you can then re-enable it.
You will need to use the dmraid command prior to running the Ubuntu Installer so that it will be able to see the partitions on the drive because otherwise with the raid metadata in place it will see the drive as part of a raid set and ignore its partitions.
Then you get into the standard UEFI install issues:


You will need to use the 64 bit version of 12.10 and from the UEFI menu boot the flash drive in UEFI mode. That way it will install in UEFI mode.
Systems need quick boot or fast boot turned off in UEFI settings. Vital for some systems. Best to backup efi partition and Windows partition first.
Use Windows Disk Tools to shrink Windows main partition, but not to create any new partitions.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI

SadFacedBunny
February 18th, 2013, 03:39 AM
i need install help not after install. I need it to boot and install. i understand the need for driver maintenance afterwards

Bucky Ball
February 18th, 2013, 03:41 AM
Thread moved to Installation & Upgrades.

oldfred
February 18th, 2013, 05:28 AM
This user posted what he did.

Installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8 on Asus K95V laptop HD/SSD (EFI) Two drives. Details in post #6
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2116610