See closed question - this is a less localised version of the same question.
Summary: changing CMS support in BIOS after attempting dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 bricked my laptop.
While looking into this today I came across this as well - that bug relates to Samsungs, but that model of Samsung has a very similar motherboard to my Asus, and similar problems were reported with Lenovo Ideapads.
There seems to be some way in which the interaction of OS installers with UEFI motherboards ends up bricking machines. Does anyone know why this might happen and how it can be avoided?