I recently bought an Asus S550CM ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I need to also install Fedora 19 beta on the same machine simultaneously as a dual boot option for my work, which involves quite a bit of cross-platform testing.
I had setup & used similar dual boot configuration for my laptops earlier when I had Windows Vista and then Windows 7 with various iterations of Fedora OS, without any trouble.
This time I'm unable to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows 8 and Fedora as I'm unable to boot from any kind of bootable media (USB/DVD) even after I set up Boot device priority to access USB first, then DVD, and then the Windows Image and finally I disabled Secure Boot. I'm however, unable to locate any options for enabling Legacy Boot on the BIOS. The BIOS shows my USB device's name as [UEFI:Sandisk16GBVolume].
I want make a backup/recovery disk for my existing Windows 8 and then set up a dual boot configuration without erasing the existing installation, to be able to resume my work on my day job. I didn't receive any backup/recovery disk with the ultrabook, hence re-installing Windows is not an option for me.
In this situation, how can I install Fedora on my Asus S550CM ultrabook while keeping the existing pre-installed Windows 8 intact?