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I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 13.04(x64) on a Desktop computer already running Win8 I'd like to dualboot. The system is 64-bit with UEFI. When I attempt to install Ubuntu from a burned DVD, I arrive at the menu that asks if I want to "try without installing", "install Ubuntu", and 2 other options I can't remember (not important).

If I choose any of the options (I'd like to try without installing but I've tried to install straight from this menu as well), the menu goes away and is replaced by a black screen. This problem has persisted no matter what options I've changed. I've disabled secureboot, fastboot, quickboot, updated my drivers and done everything else that I can think of/that has been suggested. The only thing that has been suggested that I have not done (besides give up) is boot nomodeset. I don't know how to boot nomodeset, and I don't know if it would fix the issue I'm having. If anyone could tell me how to do this I would really appreciate it. Also, if there are any other suggestions as to how I could possible fix the issue, I would love it

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That post shows a purple screen that Displays the Ubuntu logo. When I try to run anything, the screen is completely black and the keyboard seems to be disabled. No matter what key I press nothing happens.

Every "fix" I've seen shows this purple Ubuntu boot screen (which I'm now assuming is grub 2). I don't get this purple screen. When I try to boot from a DVD, I get a black screen with 3 or 4 options. pressing F6 doesn't do anything and most of the people are saying I need to press F6 from the Grub2 menu and boot nomodeset. Is there Any way to do the same thing from this black menu that I'm getting (which I assume is Grub(archaic?)

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Take a look at this post: askubuntu.com/questions/162075/… –  Lucio Jul 16 '13 at 16:25
    
That post shows a purple screen that Displays the Ubuntu logo. When I try to run anything, the screen is completely black and the keyboard seems to be disabled. No matter what key I press nothing happens. –  made4android Jul 16 '13 at 16:31
    
Every "fix" I've seen shows this purple Ubuntu boot screen (which I'm now assuming is grub 2). I don't get this purple screen. When I try to boot from a DVD, I get a black screen with 3 or 4 options. pressing F6 doesn't do anything and most of the people are saying I need to press F6 from the Grub2 menu and boot nomodeset. Is there Any way to do the same thing from this black menu that I'm getting (which I assume is Grub(archaic?) –  made4android Jul 16 '13 at 16:37

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Just a thought what happened to me one time is the disk was bad and it took me two days to figure that out crazy me I don't know if that is your problem but might be

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