( i don't want win8, installed just because of the partition)
- Got to bios, disable fastboot and secureboot (asus laptop)
- Boot from usb made with unetbootin (linuxmint 15)
- Detects and installs as uefi. No problems, no errors. Manual partitioning:
1 swap partition
1 efi (from windows8 )
- Final step, asks for reboot after the instalation. And when it reboots....direct to bios. As if no OS is installed.
OK, went mad. Was it efi fault? Trying again. This time i erased all partitions. Create 1 efi partition with 300MB size, 1 swap and 1 ext4. Install again. Result = FAIL.
OK, let me try with a DVD instead my usb pen. Result = FAIL.
This is becoming stupid. Lets try ubuntu 13.04. Installed ubuntu using the "full disk" partitioning.
Ubuntu did create that stupid efi partition. Nice, lets now format again and try linxumint 1 more time.
Manual partition, preserved the efi (created by ubuntu), and bla bla bla. Result = FAIL
Now i'm out of ideas. Had to install ubuntu 13.04 again, which i hate. Someone tell me how in earth can i install linuxmint?
OH, i tried installing in legacy mode? its also a fail. But gives me instead a nice screen saying the grub failed to install.
A little info:
Laptop: ASUS S56CM , core i7 , nvidia 2gb , ram=6gb . DIsc 1TB + 1 partition 24 GB ssd ( i'm not even using my ssd. this is already a nice nightmare, so i have decided not installing my / to that disk, to avoid possible mess)
Came with windows 8 pre installed, which i ditched. i only use linux.
From what I read....
and guess... sorry can just guess...
Your hard disk is likely GPT formatted.
Since you already wipe everything...
Why not save some trouble by doing old way..
no point struggle with complexity of uefi/gpt....
afterall, your hard disk is only 1TB. old way, msdos format, can support upto 2TB.
If my guess is correct, that yours is GPT.
if my guess is wrong, then skip further reading.. wait for others to help.
What you then can do is...
Format the 1TB to msdos...
after that, do according to what you have written..
partition to what you like
installation should then be as per old way.. very high chance of working.. on many, yes many linux distros...