I've got a computer that shipped with Windows 8, installed in EFI. I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot, so I have to install it in EFI as well. I disabled the 'Secure boot' in the BIOS.
I created a live USB using the 64bits version. I can boot from it, and get to the screen with the 3 different options:
try / install / check for errors. I'm using
nomodeset because of some graphical issue.
When I check for errors, no errors are detected. I also checked the hashes on the iso file to make sure it wasn't corrupted - no problem there.
So when I use the option
Try Ubuntu, it starts fine but always stops at the same point. Here are the last few lines I've got on screen:
* Starting configure network device security [OK] * Starting CUPS printing spooler/server [OK] * Starting CPU interrupts balancing daemon [OK] * Stopping save kernel messages [OK] * Starting crash report submission daemon [OK] * Stopping anac(h)ronistic cron [OK]
And that's it, nothing happens after that. Any help/advice you can provide will be most welcome!
UPDATE : SOLVED
I found a solution to my problem here: After Upgrading to 12.04 I can't get to the login screen
I booted from Grub using the option 'xforcevesa', that did the trick!