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Dual boot Ubuntu 16.04

Erisa
Level 7
I have a Maximus VIII Gene with Windows 10 installed. I created a bootable USB flash drive with the recent released Ubuntu 16.04 distribution. It showed up on my list of bootable devices and when I booted it I reached the Grub boot menu. When I selected "Try Ubuntu" it displayed the colored Ubuntu background and then several flickering alert windows, with no way to proceed. Do I need to make any BIOS changes? I tried to disable secure boot, but the option was set as enabled in grayed out fashion, making it impossible to disable. Any ideas?
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sk2play
Level 13
What are your system specs such as
SSD/HDD available free space?
GPU?
32 or 64 installation on both Win10 and Ubuntu?
Do you have more than one optical\USB drive with media in it during this process?
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sk2play
Level 13
duplicated post with the one I replied to above, delete mods -- TIA
Corsair 500R Case, H110 Hydro, 1200AX PSU, Asus Maximus Hero VI MB, Intel 4770K CPU, Gigabyte GPU GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD, G-Skill Trident 2400MHz 32GB, Crucial M500 960GB SSD, Seagate 6TB HDD x2, Creative SBZ to Denon AVR-4311ci - Infinity Primus 5.1 w/Klipsch Sub XW-300d, HP ZR30w 30" S-IPS LCD, W10 64bit

cekim
Level 11
sk2play, there is an option to delete your post - edit the post, then select "Go Advanced". Look towards the top, there will be an option to delete.

Erisa, your GPU specs would be helpful here. Personally, I've had a fair amount of trouble with "nouveau" (the opensource nvidia driver) and 980, particularly SLI, but frankly even a single GTX980 or ti will hang on me trying to install CentOS.

Again, it would only matter with an nvidia gpu and I haven't tried Ubuntu on this system, but at the grub level when it first comes up, you have the option of editing the command line (even for the install boot).

I add (to the linux kernel boot near other rhgb quiet rd.xxxx type arguments on the linuxefi line):
rdblacklist=nouveau nomodeset

In CentOS/RHEL, the installer lets you hit "e" (I think) on the first screen you see to edit this line prior to booting the cd/usb. Tap the up-arrow when that first screen comes up (to stop the count-down to auto-installing) and read it carefully.

p.s. to play nice with win10 - I've had to make sure I boot the EFI version of the USB/CD. There are often 2 in the boot menu one with UEFI in the name, the other without. At least in CentOS, this changes what happens down the line.

sk2play
Level 13
Thanks cekim, much appreciate. REP + (on the comment re: deleting a duplicate post). It obviously worked. Kudos!
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