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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    You usually just need the temporary change to boot by editing grub entry when at menu. Screen shots in first link post #17 and just use e when on grub menu.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    I found that a Toshiba with the Intel HD4000 graphics had no video issues at all -- video just worked. When you type "e" at the grub menu, you should see the grub commands. Does the line starting "linux" refer to a kernel whose name ends in ".signed"? Check the grub disks being used (the hdx,gpty) -- do they look right? Since the Windows stuff boots, that disk hd? refers to the hard disk, I assume the next one should be the ssd with Ubuntu, but sometimes the installer gets the devices wrong, because the install media gets listed next, then the target device. If your devices look like they are "too high" like hd2, try reducing it to hd1 and see if that boots. First successful boot run sudo update-grub to fix up the grub.cfg file.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    OK, when I was at the grub menu I pressed "e" to edit and this is what my GNU Grub Version 2.00 13ubuntu3 looks like.
    Set params 'Ubuntu'
    recordfail
    Load_Video
    gfxmode $Linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root= 'hd0, gpt6'
    if [x$feature_platform_search_hint=xy]: then
    search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set= root 69d0caea-3bf6-4af2-8f56-eb3eeda8bd5e
    fi
    linux /boot/vmlinux-3.8.0-19-generic root=uuid=69d0caea-3bf6-4af2-8f56-eb3eeda8bd5e splash $vt-handoff
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    So far I tried replacing the $vt-handoff with nomodeset.
    This did not work.
    Then I tried replacing hd0 with hd1.
    This also did nothing.
    I am really not sure what I am doing here.
    The thing that jumped out at me was the ext2, I thought it should be ext4 but I may be wrong.
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    I think the ext2 is ok. Now the linux line is not using the signed kernel which you need for secure boot -- I assume you need secure boot to boot windows, so Ubuntu should also use it. Change the "linux /boot/vmlinux-3.8.0-19-generic" to "linux /boot/vmlinux-3.8.0-19-generic.efi.signed" and try that. If you're not actually using secure boot, and can still boot windows, then check the hd0 with a simple grub "autocompletion". Type "c" at the grub menu to get to the grub command line, type "set root=" then TAB to get the hd choices. type "set root=(hd0," TAB to get the partition choices for hd0, and if you don't see the gpt6, your installation is on some other hd. Try them all until you fine the one with the multiple partitions. ESC to get back to the menu, "e" to edit and change the hd s as necessary.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    I think the ext2 is ok. Now the linux line is not using the signed kernel which you need for secure boot -- I assume you need secure boot to boot windows, so Ubuntu should also use it. Change the "linux /boot/vmlinux-3.8.0-19-generic" to "linux /boot/vmlinux-3.8.0-19-generic.efi.signed" and try that. If you're not actually using secure boot, and can still boot windows, then check the hd0 with a simple grub "autocompletion". Type "c" at the grub menu to get to the grub command line, type "set root=" then TAB to get the hd choices. type "set root=(hd0," TAB to get the partition choices for hd0, and if you don't see the gpt6, your installation is on some other hd. Try them all until you fine the one with the multiple partitions. ESC to get back to the menu, "e" to edit and change the hd s as necessary.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    If Ubuntu LiveCD/USB is booting fine with Asus then it may not be a video issue after all.
    If your Asus Win8 is booting in EFI then, have you installed Ubuntu in EFI mode? To check, when LiveDVD/USB boots with purple screen then you have NOT, but if it boots with Black Screen with options to load Ubuntu then you HAVE booted in EFI. Please confirm this.

    Post the output of the following commands from Live Ubuntu:

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    sudo fdisk -l
    sudo parted -l
    If you are sure that you have installed Ubuntu in EFI mode (even if you are not) then you may try BOOT-REPAIR utility from Live Ubuntu. Run the 'Recommended Repair' it should fix Grub booting for ya. If not post the link which 'create BootInfo Summary' generates here.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    Someone with a different Asus posted this. It think it needed both parameters and monitor setting must be your monitor's size, not example shown below.

    Asus i3 with Intel graphics,
    "acpi_osi=Linux"
    "video=1280x1024-24@75" or whatever native resolution is

    ext2 is correct as that is the one insmod for the entire ext2, ext3 & ext4 family.
    hd0 is correct if you are booting from the same drive.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    Let me explain everything I have tried so far.
    I did what ubfan1 posted. The list of hd0 partitions were gpt1 through 7. I tried them all. I did add the efi.signed to the linux /boot but got an error because I have security turned off in the BIOS. Win8 is booting with out it being turned on so this should not be a problem.
    OK, fantab I am getting the black screen from the live OS and am booting EFI. Here is the output from fdisk and parted.
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


    Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x01a8a7c0

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 1465149167 732574583+ ee GPT
    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

    Disk /dev/sdb: 1998 MB, 1998585344 bytes
    4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 60991 cylinders, total 3903487 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 16 3903486 1951735+ b W95 FAT32
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA HGST HTS541075A9 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 750GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: gpt

    Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
    1 1049kB 316MB 315MB fat32 EFI system partition boot
    2 316MB 1259MB 944MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
    3 1259MB 1394MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres
    4 1394MB 409GB 408GB ntfs Basic data partition
    6 409GB 720GB 311GB ext4
    7 720GB 729GB 8475MB linux-swap(v1)
    5 729GB 750GB 21.5GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag


    Model: Best Buy Geek Squad U3 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1999MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 8192B 1999MB 1999MB primary fat32 boot


    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
    Oldfred the Asus Q500A is a laptop with a 15.6 screen and the video is 1920x1080.
    Looking at what you posted from the other thread, should I try added my video size?

    As I post this I am doing it from the live OS which is running at this video size and working well.
    Last edited by irv; June 15th, 2013 at 02:51 PM.
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
    Registered Ubuntu user number 18630. Registered Linux user number 458093.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    I would try entering your video as a boot parameter.

    Some other to try or it may need combinations.
    Intel HD4000
    http://communities.intel.com/thread/34221
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2089640
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2126191
    Also one used nolapic.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2133816
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_osi=Linux quiet splash"
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a New Asus Q500A Laptop.

    After beating my head against the wall, I thought I would try this. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and replaced 13.04. and it now boots into Ubuntu but the only problem I have now is it doesn't boot into windows. I am going to run a repair on the grub and see if this helps. Will post again when I am done.

    EDIT: After running the grub repair I can now boot into 12.04 and win8. I am going to try the install of 13.04 again and see what happens. The reason I want 13.04 is the touch screen is not working in 12.04. Will be back to let all know whats going on.
    Last edited by irv; June 15th, 2013 at 05:10 PM.
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
    Registered Ubuntu user number 18630. Registered Linux user number 458093.

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