I just purchased a GT70 0ND-444US notebook and it came with Windows 8. I am trying to make a dual-boot with Linux. My distro of choice is Gentoo Linux, but at this point, I have been unable to put any kind of linux on the thing. It is because windows 8 was setup using UEFI.
The major roadblock here is that I cannot get ANY UEFI able linux cd/dvd/usb flash drive to boot in it. The closest I get is the menu for grub or elilo, but as soon as I choose a boot option, the screen just goes blank, and the blu-ray drive just stops spinning (or the usb stick light stops flashing). I have beating my head against this wall for weeks now.
Is there anyone out there who can point me toward a resource on how I can get this system to boot to a UEFI linux disk? I can probably take it from there...
I have tried these linux boot disks:
system rescue cd (from source forge)