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  • Hello guys, I want to ask you a question that I try to find and I need advanced help.

    Anyway check out my question because everything could be very usufull.

    I have Windows 8.1 legaly purchased, and here is my hardware:

    Intel Core i5 4430 

    4gb RAM

    1TB HDD

    and...

    Asus H87M-E as my motherboard.

    The problem is that I want to install Linux Ubuntu 13.10 along with my already install Windows 8.1.

    I downloaded Linux 13.10 and burned a DVD using Nero.

    Then as I know, I have to make a new partition for Linux 13.10 on my HDD and then I have to set my BIOS boot from my DVD Drive before the HDD. And if I do this, then its pretty easy.

    BUT the BIOS doesn't like me so when I get to my standart BIOS page I cannot use my mouse as input even while this is required. When I try to move my mouse its moving for a very very short ammound of time and the it returns to a standart posittion. Here is a pdf link with my motherboard 

    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/H87M-E/E8197_H87M-E.pdf

    I think it doesn't work with optical mouse whick I am using right now nut I can't do anything more to solve this problem.

    I would be very happy if anybody from you can help me. Thank you.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi, josarv8.

    Even if the mouse doesn't work, you can usually navigate the BIOS menu using the keyboard.

    It sounds like a problem with the mouse or the USB socket. Have you tried using a different mouse or a different USB port?

    Perhaps you should ask your question on the ASUS motherboard forum, here:
    http://vip.asus.com/forum/topic.aspx?board_id=1&SLanguage=en-us

    Alternately, contact this guy about your mouse problem:
    Mark
    ASUS Customer Loyalty
    cl-mark@asus.com

    For Ubuntu, you will probably have better luck asking for advice on an Ubuntu forum, not Microsoft's certification forum. Here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:55 PM
    Answerer
  • First, did you note the title of this forum?  i.e. related to Microsoft Certifications...

    That said......You might want to consider using Hyper-V (part of Win8.1) to run Linux as a VM.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:58 PM
    Answerer
  • As Charles already mentionded using Hyper-V would be the best option to run Linux on your PC as a Virtual Machine. You need the Enterprise or Professional version of Windows 8.1 to enable this feature.

    I you do not have that edition of Windows 8.1 then VirtualBox (free), VMWare player (free) or VMWare workstation (licensed) can also be used to create a Linux virtual machine on Windows 8.1

    If you need more help with that then I can move your question to Windows 8.1 TechNet Forum's.


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Danny van Dam

    MVP, MCC, MCT

    @dnyvandam

    http://www.dannyvandam.net


    Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:36 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi, josarv8.

    Even if the mouse doesn't work, you can usually navigate the BIOS menu using the keyboard.

    It sounds like a problem with the mouse or the USB socket. Have you tried using a different mouse or a different USB port?

    Perhaps you should ask your question on the ASUS motherboard forum, here:
    http://vip.asus.com/forum/topic.aspx?board_id=1&SLanguage=en-us

    Alternately, contact this guy about your mouse problem:
    Mark
    ASUS Customer Loyalty
    cl-mark@asus.com

    For Ubuntu, you will probably have better luck asking for advice on an Ubuntu forum, not Microsoft's certification forum. Here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:55 PM
    Answerer
  • First, did you note the title of this forum?  i.e. related to Microsoft Certifications...

    That said......You might want to consider using Hyper-V (part of Win8.1) to run Linux as a VM.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:58 PM
    Answerer
  • Thank you very much and right now I will check what you said to dee if I can do something.
    Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:31 PM
  • Yeah I know what this forum is about but I also know that most of the members have a huge knowledge on computers (I don't). 
    Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:34 PM
  • As Charles already mentionded using Hyper-V would be the best option to run Linux on your PC as a Virtual Machine. You need the Enterprise or Professional version of Windows 8.1 to enable this feature.

    I you do not have that edition of Windows 8.1 then VirtualBox (free), VMWare player (free) or VMWare workstation (licensed) can also be used to create a Linux virtual machine on Windows 8.1

    If you need more help with that then I can move your question to Windows 8.1 TechNet Forum's.


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Danny van Dam

    MVP, MCC, MCT

    @dnyvandam

    http://www.dannyvandam.net


    Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:36 PM
    Moderator