I have followed several links including Ubuntu's guide to UEFI Installation and several guides on AskUbuntu but I have a unique problem:
Installing Ubuntu Alongside a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI
After installation Live USB restarts rather than booting into Ubuntu, unlike most problems, Windows is functional (but lets get beyond W8)
There are two guides, one that encourages CSM to be enabled and disabled (AskUbuntu and Ubuntu Forums) When it is disabled the launcher shows, but then just a blank screen appears. "blank screen" solutions to use nomodeset (via initial boot command)
This ASUS Q500A is missing efi/boot/bootx64.efi when I try to Launch EFI Shell in the "BIOS" it fails. Any thoughts on why would this ASUS model fail all the manuals?