No luck installing Lubuntu on an Asus X55u
I just bought an Asus X55u because it was a demo model on sale cheap. I wanted to get rid of Windows 8 and install Lubuntu in its place.
HOWEVER, I cannot seem to install Lubuntu on it to save my life! The installer will not connect to my WiFi (home router) at all, unless I disable the password protection. And even then, the GRUB won't install properly and the installer gives me a crash message at the end. The installer did manage to torch Windows 8, though. Which means it's now a laptop bereft of any OS right now.
Has anyone had any success installing an Ubuntu-based distro on one of these ASUS X55U laptops? I've tried 32 and 64 bit versions, they look okay, at first, but the actuall install always crashes at the end.
Near as I can tell part of the problem is that this laptop has one of those UEFI things instead of the usal BIOS. You're supposed to be able to disable that UEFI (or whatever it's called) and have a regular BIOS instead, but I have no idea how to do that.
Anyway, if someone could tell me how one can go about installing Lubuntu (or Xubunut or Ubuntu) on this laptop, it would be much appreciated.
Last edited by M_Mynaardt; July 1st, 2013 at 08:19 AM.
Reason: Got it sorted out!
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