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[ubuntu] HOWTO: Install ubuntu 12.10 on ASUS G55VW as stand alone OS

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Not sure why, but this was a nightmare for me, maybe I'm a little rusty but this is how I eventually solved it, if you found an easier way feel free to post it. NOTE: as if writing the open source nvidia drivers in 12.10 don't support the nvidia GTX 660m I disabled secure boot in the BIOS you might now have to, but I know ubuntu's secure boot is somewhat buggy so I decided to not take the chance with it. I DID NOT disable fast boot (may have made my life easier to diable it, but I wanted to see if it would help booting Ubuntu) Ubuntu IS installed in EFI mode. ok on to how to do this (Hardware)