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Before you link me to anything I have to say that I have tried booting into GRUB by holding the shift key and it doesn't work. I just go straight to the black screen like I didn't press anything at all. Anyway...

I have booted with my USB to my "try Ubuntu" setting and can check the volume I installed Ubuntu and everything seems to be there. I can't find any issues what so ever regarding the install not happening. It seems to be all there, it just doesn't boot after install.

My install process goes something like this:

  1. Boot from USB and hit the "Install Ubuntu" option.

  2. Install updates through wifi and also install third party programs.

  3. Name my various user/pass/name options.

  4. Pick my drive. I have a 90GB SSD, a 300GB HDD and a raid 0 600GB drive. I install on the 90GB SSD.

  5. Install happens. No issues come up.

  6. Prompts for reboot. I reboot.

  7. Reboots to USB asking same questions UNLESS I change boot order in BIOS from USB to SSD

  8. Blank screen.

My hardware looks like this:

i5 2500k

Asus Maximus Gene IV

nVidia GTX 470

90GB Kingston SSD

900GB total in HDD

Any suggestions? As said above, I have tried to boot into GRUB and it didn't work. I also should mention I was forced to do a hard reset on the BIOS earlier today, so the board is probably at factory settings regarding BIOS. Would really appreciate any and all help.

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What's your PC model? Does it support UEFI? If so read Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported). –  edwin Aug 8 '13 at 4:38
It's a custom build, but it had windows 7 on it. However I think UFEI is present on my mobo. However I can't find any options relating to safe boot or UFEI –  Ryan Kush Aug 8 '13 at 5:21
Also apologies on the misspellings. I am doing this all via smartphone. –  Ryan Kush Aug 8 '13 at 5:34
Have you tried just to remove USB with the Ubuntu installer (while restart), so you would not need to do your step 7? –  Gediminas Jeremiah Gudelis Aug 8 '13 at 5:52

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