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I have a Sony Vaio Ultrabook with an Intel i3 64 bit running Windows 8.

I booted into Ubuntu via USB and then tried to install and got this message each time:


Then the screen goes black and i have to turn off via power button. The "try it out" function works just fine it just will not install.

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New Vaio Ultrabook with UEFI? I changed my BIOS to legacy prior to installing.

The steps to reproduce on my vaio were from powered down, hold down the Assist key to power it up. Brings up a slew of options, with BIOS being one of them.

Change your BIOS from UEFI to Legacy and see if that corrects the issue?

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Thank you for your answer. Do you think you could expand on it by providing steps to changing those BIOS settings that newer users might find helpful? – Argusvision Feb 12 '13 at 21:58
sure thing; good point – GoingTharn Feb 13 '13 at 3:21

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