I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up dual boot in a system like this but since I've read that Ubuntu now supports UEFI and Secure Boot I'm leaving both enabled to install 14.10. There are two things I'm not too sure about yet though.
- While installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, where should I install the bootloader? I've read guides saying you need to install it where Window's bootloader is, other saying you need to install it in the MBR and others saying you have to create a
/bootpartition for Ubuntu and install it there. Help!.
- I just booted into a Live sessions and I couldn't connect to the WiFi network; only the wired networks were being displayed. I tried googling around for the WiFi drivers but couldn't find any, any idea where I can find them? I don't have an Ethernet cable available now so I can't really install it as is then update through Ubuntu itself.
Adding more info:
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
04:00.0 Ethernet controller : Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1969:e091] (rev 13) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:1102] Kernel driver in use: alx 05:00.0 Network controller : Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:003e] (rev 20) Subsystem: Bigfoot Networks, Inc. Device [1a56:1525]