My grandpa just bought a new netbook, the Asus f201e, shipped with Windows 8 :( After 5 minutes he said "I don't want this crap" and so I ow try to install Ubuntu 12.10 64bit there. Have the iso copied (Unetbootin) on my stick and booted, got the dialog wether to install or try ubuntu. No matter what I choose, i just get a black screen and nothing happens.

I deactivated FastBoot in Bios but still used (U)EFI as my grandpa wants the ability to run both.

What do i have to do?

Isn't the F201E sometimes shipped with Ubuntu? How comes i can't install?


You might have hit bug #1132683. This model is certified to run a pre-installed image, however see this question, there may be issues with stock Ubuntu on this particular hardware.

  • Thanks, you know any way to get the pre-installed image? Couldn't find it... – Belogron Apr 17 '13 at 14:51
  • I don't know, can't tell from Asus repositories on Canonical. Did you try booting 13.04? The reporter of bug 1157435 says it works great on this model. – Mike C. Apr 18 '13 at 12:33

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