I bought a new computer (Samsung NP900X4D) which came with Windows 8. I want to install linux (Mint 14) but the computer lacks any optical drives, and so the only option (I'm aware of) is using a bootable usb.
I created it using UNetbootin from the ISO I downloaded from the official web site and I changed the priority of the boot. The usb is not being recognized and so the windows loader starts up.
I tried to install mint from within windows which seemed ok, but once I rebooted I received an error when booting from mint. I tried to remove the installation and try again but now I can't even load windows and I get an error message with only the option to go back to the UEFI firmware settings.
I tried different usb sticks, on different ports but to no avail, it's always being unrecognized. I tried to use the stick on a different computer and it recognized the stick and loaded the installation, so it's not a problem with the stick.
Also, I'm pretty sure that the first time I tried the stick was recognized, and when I booted through it and selected to run mint it just got stuck, and then I rebooted and the stick is ignored ever since.