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Install Linux on EFI boot/without CD-DVD Rom

Postby val_tioupikov on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:59 am

Hi,
I was wondering if there is a way to install Linux Mint on ASUS F401U 64bit machine?
The laptop does not have cd/dvd drive and there is no option to boot from USB in UEFI BIOS
Boot configuration has 3 options:
1. UEFI (Windows Boot Manager)
2. PXE ROM for onboard LAN
3. From file system (.efi file required)
The PC currently has windows 8 installed, that I don't want to keep.
As you aware Linux windows installer does not work with EFI.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Install Linux on EFI boot/without CD-DVD Rom

Postby usbtux on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:12 am

I dont know about the EFI boot bit, but its easy to make a LiveUSB

Please see http://usbtux.hostzi.com/How_to and specifically http://usbtux.hostzi.com/livecd

This post discusses efi viewtopic.php?f=46&t=117497

zerozero wrote:to everyone in this topic: there's one issue with the 64bit isos (see this comment in the blog http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2216#comment-81935)
Srikanth K Says:
November 23rd, 2012 at 12:21 am

@jordi:

There is no UEFI installation support in Linux Mint 14.

Edit by Clem: UPDATE, we found the issue, it’s specific to Ubiquity in Mint 14 (i.e. it doesn’t affect Ubuntu). We’ll respin the 64-ISOs and make an announcement. For a rough ETA, this should take approximately a week.


Also article that may help on Distrowatch http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20121126
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: Install Linux on EFI boot/without CD-DVD Rom

Postby val_tioupikov on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:37 am

Thank you for your prompt reply. I managed to install Mint 14 using your recommendation.
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