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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
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Try using the options acpi=off and noapic. If it does not work you should try the text-based installation of the Alternate-CD. http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/

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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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