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I just bought an alienware M17x R4 (NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M and Intel Haswell graphic cards), I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10, just after booting on the CD and choosing the installation option the screen goes black, i want to use the CLI option (F4 modes) but i have only 3 options :

  1. Normal
  2. User drive update disc
  3. OEM install (only manfacturers)

Has anyone a similar problem before? Thank you for you help

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marked as duplicate by Braiam, Radu Rădeanu, Warren Hill, Seth, Lucio Dec 15 '13 at 22:56

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I finally found a solution for the black screen of death, after booting from the CD i followed the steps bellow :

  1. Press shift
  2. F6 different options --> nomodeset
  3. Install ubuntu

It works just fine for me.

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