Hands-On: My new Asus laptop, UEFI and Linux

Going through the first boot and initial setup of Windows 8 is essentially the same as it was for the Compaq 15 a couple of weeks ago, so I won’t bother with that here.

Once Windows setup is done, it’s time to figure out how to boot Linux, and then to see whether or not Linux recognises and supports all the hardware.

Things got a bit more exciting at this point, because I couldn’t find anything, either in the very few papers which came with the system, or in the eManual (User’s Guide) on the system, nor via a general search, which told me simply and clearly what key I had to press to get the Boot Selection menu.