Hello, I recently got an ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW with a SSD and decided to install Antergos on it.
Naturally it has UEFI BIOS on it and it has been a nightmare since I got it. So far this is what I’ve done:
In the BIOS I disabled/enabled Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel AES-NI, VT-d. I enabled/disabled CSM, PXE OpROM policy, and disabled secure boot. I’ve tried all of those options enabled and disabled and still no go.
I’ve tried to get out of grub rescue mode by using the commands: set, ls, and insmod normal. Instead of doing the automatic partitioning, I made my own partitions and specified where I wanted grub to be installed and still it goes into rescue mode. I’ve tried installing ubuntu and the live USB just freezes, sometimes after a few reboots, the USB will boot without freezing.
I also flashed a new BIOS hoping that it would fix the problem but it didn’t. I also tried running the live USB with the kernel option “nomodeset” hoping it would work. Fedora installed fine but I had some screwy HiDPI issues, and I want Antergos. Windows is my only option, but no way…
At this point if I can’t get it going, I think I’m better off selling the laptop and getting a Linux friendly one. Never have I ever experienced this.
If anyone has a solution, I would greatly appreciate it!
Thank you so much in advance.