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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

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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 http://askubuntu.com/a/102441/37991 for using safe options at boot time.

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I tried the procedure mentioned in askubuntu.com/a/102441/37991, still didn't help –  Vivek Aug 14 '12 at 11:58

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