Ubuntu 12.04 will not install on MSI Big Bang 2 xPower MoBo with Intel i7 3630 - ? Black screen with blinking cursor and lots of CD and cpu activity, but nothing further happens. Memory (8 GB) and net ok. Video MSI N560 GTX.
I had a similar problem and solved it that way: Used Alternate CD (text mode installation - for more information pls look ubuntuusers wiki = alternate cd) => reboot => login and install desktop (f.e.: sudo install ubuntu-desktop) => reboot => select "save graphic mode" or something similar => install proprietary nvidia driver => reboot ..with me it worked
Good Luck! jvbuxtown
When the installation pops up, I clicked F6, then ESC.
Scroll down to Install/Run Ubuntu option.
In the text that appeared on the screen, I changed splash to :
This worked for me... :-)