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Our PC configuration is as follows: - ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Core i7-3770S Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 65W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770S

Windows 7 installation can proceed without any issues, but not Ubuntu. I tried 11.10 and 12.04 both 32bit and 64bit, same issue.

I have the BIOS settings to boot from CD drive. While booting, I get at the first screen with the little person and keyboard icons, then goes to Ubuntu splash screen and stays there forever. Only option is a hard reboot.

Can anyone share their experience with the motherboard I am using? Any suggestions for me to try?


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Try pressing F6 when you see the man and keyboard, and then select nomodeset(Check it), press Escape and then select an option using the arrow keys. – hexafraction Aug 14 '12 at 0:43
See my answer Here, and see if it helps. – Mitch Aug 14 '12 at 7:18

Adding nomodeset to the boot options fixed the problem for me.

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You should make sure also that you aren't trying to boot off of a drive that is plugged into the ASMedia eSATA ports.

This person reports that with the ASUS Maximus V Gene, which is like the little brother of the Extreme, they had a similar issue and solved it by using the Intel eSATA ports.

ASUS has a footnote about those ASMedia ports:

These SATA ports are for data drives only.

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It is suggested to boot with minimal/safe options. Then while installation is running (or after the installation), you can have live updates for new drivers related to your hardware. Please see this post for using safe options at boot time.

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I tried the procedure mentioned in, still didn't help – Vivek Aug 14 '12 at 11:58

I just experienced this problem today. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode. I did the whole "custom BIOS partition with GParted + flags" thing. When it still wouldn't boot, I really scratched my head.

Silly me.

The solution is to update your BIOS firmware to the latest version. ASUS has offered quite a few updates for the Maximus V series motherboards.

How to update Asus Maximus Series Motherboard BIOS

  • Format a USB thumbdrive as FAT32 or MS-DOS
  • Download the latest BIOS firmware from Asus for Maximus Extreme
  • Extract the downloaded .zip and rename the file to M5E.CAP
  • Copy M5E.CAP to the thumbdrive's root directory, then eject it
  • Plug the USB thumbdrive into the designated BIOS update USB port (it should be outlined/called out on the rear motherboard port shield
  • Reboot your machine and press F2/DEL to enter the BIOS, then use the easy updater tool to apply the M5E.CAP update
  • Reboot and try your UEFI, non-windoze OS ;)
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