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December 27, 2012 5:27:24 PM

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December 27, 2012 5:27:56 PM

First off, I do not know if this is the right section for this but here it goes.

My current laptop is an ASUS G46VW which has:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHz; Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard: (Not Sure; Only know it has American Megatrends UEFI BIOS 209)
Graphics: Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz); NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; Intel HD Graphics 4000
Hard Drives: 699GB Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB (SATA)

I am currently trying to dual boot OSX Mountain Lion on a seperate partiton I have set up. I used this guide: http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/08/mountain-lion-mbr-unibeast.html & my PC does not want to boot a bootable USB (SanDisk 32GB & PNY 8GB) for some reason. It does not show up in boot options if I have it plugged in. It only shows up if it were set up as a normal USB in BIOS as (UEFI: NameOfDrive). I read somehwhere about my PC just not recognizing USB's as bootable but would recognize HDD as bootable so I setup my USB in OSX with 2 partitions & after doing the tutorial again I finally got BIOS to recognize the USB. Even when I force boot the USB drive I get nothing & it comes straight back to the BIOS (I disabled Windows boot so I could troubleshoot). I think the reason it was showing up was because 2nd partition was formatted as FAT; it will not show if I format both partitions as Mac OSX Extended

Anyone have any suggestions?
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December 27, 2012 5:55:10 PM

Don't ask same question again.
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December 27, 2012 6:23:34 PM

This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
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    December 27, 2012 7:26:12 PM

    I have no idea what happen with all the posts. Sorry about all that.

    I have updated to the newest BIOS and still having the same problem.
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