I’m trying to install Ubuntu Budgie on a Ryzen Desktop and it keeps failing to even load the Try without installing desktop. Best I’ve achieved is the splash screen, which often freezes or simply shows the loading dots ceaselessly.
I have been unable to install any modern linux, however managed to get Ubuntu 16 installed by using nomodeset and acpi=off. Since then the system updated to kernel 4.15 and now fails to load. I am about to install kernel 4.18.7 to test. So far 4.13 works, but fails to shutdown.
Is there anyway I can update the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 kernel to 4.18 without having it installed on my system?
If i dual boot budgie can grub use the kernal of my regular Ubuntu to launch Budgie?
And is there any difference between installing the Ubuntu Budgie from ISO vs installing Ubuntu 16, upgrading to 18 and then installing the Budgie DE?
Sorry for all the questions, new to linux and just spent last 3 days trying to get a working desktop.
Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide.