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I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop, booting from a CD. However, when click "install ubuntu" from the grub the screen goes to black. So far I've tried the following all with no result:

  • booting "try ubuntu"

  • booting with 'nomodeset'

  • booting with 'drm_kms_helper.poll=0'

  • removing all usb- and other connections from my laptop before booting

These are all the possibe solutions i have found online so far...

Here are some more specifics:

Ubuntu 12.04

Asus R500V with Windows 8 installed

Nvidia graphics card

Does anybody know what could be the problem?

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As Windows8 is installed is Secure boot enabled? – Warren Hill May 3 '13 at 10:38
Little weird solution but works for me - Just wait for some time and Press enter key few times . Do this 2-3 times :P – mac May 3 '13 at 10:40
Have you tried the CD on another computer to make sure it's not damaged in any way? Just try to boot it, and see if it gives a black screen there too. – Esso May 3 '13 at 10:53
possible duplicate of My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? (Answers there include a number of troubleshooting steps and fixes not listed here; hopefully some may help.) – Eliah Kagan Aug 1 '14 at 0:52

Try using the options acpi=off and noapic. If it does not work you should try the text-based installation of the Alternate-CD.

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This didn´t work. also tried hitting enter a few times with no result... – Dunblas May 3 '13 at 14:37

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