This is my first time replacing an OS with Linux. I want to replace windows with Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus X401a. The laptop does not have an optical drive so I need to use a USB stick.
I've read all the topics I can find on the topic of installing on this particular machine to no avail. It seems that no one has a problem getting the USB stick to boot.
I have written the iso to USB using Startup Disk Creator, I disabled safe-boot, and fast-boot on the laptop but when I enter the bios and tell it to boot from USB (UEFI: CBM) it still boots into Windows 8. I've tried disabling all boot options except USB and it just boots right back into the bios.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I bought this laptop specifically to run Ubuntu.