I purchased a new computer an Asus X512FA-BI7A. I had planned to install Ubuntu on it immediately. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be possible. There seems to be absolutely no way to boot from a USB. I've disabled Fast Book, disabled Secure Boot Control, but there is no CSM to enable. So how can I install Ubuntu?

  • Check for how to boot from a usb in windows using you manufacturers instructions – George Udosen Nov 27 '19 at 5:04
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    Please check this: asus.com/lk/support/FAQ/1013017 – George Udosen Nov 27 '19 at 5:06
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    You really do not want CSM since Windows is UEFI. CSM - UEFI Compatibility Support Module (CSM), which emulates a BIOS mode, only available with secure boot off. You may have to turn on a setting in UEFI, somewhere to allow USB boot or full USB compatibility. Possibly similar models: ASUS TUF FX504GM Intel i7 8750H & nvidia 1060 ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2431147 Asus ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 Black screen acpi=off required, but 19.10 not required askubuntu.com/questions/1138820/… – oldfred Nov 27 '19 at 5:10
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    This is not really an Ubuntu-specific question. It is more about how to boot from USB in your laptop in general. You do not need to modify any secure boot settings prior to installation. All you should be doing is to reconfigure your boot priorities so that USB devices have higher priority than your disks. Also make sure you use a proper tool to create the USB installer in the first place so that it is bootable. – darksky Nov 27 '19 at 5:16
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    Why insist CSM? Just create a UEFI bootable USB drive – Alvin Liang Nov 27 '19 at 8:22

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