I noticed that I only use software for which I no longer need MS Windows. So I looked around for a cool Linux distro and ended up with you.
Unfortunately, installing Ubuntu seems to be worse than ever. But here are the dates and facts and my ordeal.
- Intel H77, 1155 board
- 2GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT Boost Active PCIe 3.0 x16
- 1 Plextor SSD with the still running Windows 10.
- 1 Samsung SSD as a target for UB
- 2 more HDD hard drives
I downloaded UB 18.04 and copied it with Rufus to a USB stick. Computer restarted, booted from USB, Grub menu loads, selected “instal” and * bang *:
This mistake, with partly different colors, comes (almost) always. I have already tried the following:
- Tried to optimize my BIOS. Unfortunately, I have no idea, so no improvements noticed.
- Tried to use different Ubuntu flavors and Linux derivatives, but the error always remained the same. Only with Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 with changed BIOS settings I was able to install after all. But then again * bang *.
- debian-9.4.0 I can install, but that was only as a test …
- Sometimes the parameter nomodeset in grub.cfg helped a bit, but I have not been able to install and use the installation yet.
Is there still hope for me or will I be tied to Windows until the end of my life?