@jfha73, it’s a motherboard, not a laptop, am I right?
You can also try disabling secure boot in BIOS/UEFI settings (though it shouldn’t be an issue, but testing/verifying can be useful) and also booting from both DVD and USB in legacy mode (not UEFI) mode inf your motherboard gives you such an option.
New intel-based MB’s from ASUS do.
I’d say that it’s not exactly a Linux issue as you don’t even see the boot menu. Linux booting starts after you select an option in that menu, as far as I know. This sounds like some bootloader issue.
Do you have access to another pc/laptop for some tests and as a reference?
Also these people seemed to have no trouble at all with your motherboard.
Moreover websearch for “Asus ROG STRIX X470-F linux” provides quite a few results with some benchmarks etc. So it seems Linux works ok on this m/b.