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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my hardware because as soon as I enter the installation process and click the "next" button for installing it then it just reboots as if the Flash Drive has stopped working suddenly. This happens to me every time.

I am booting from an USB Flash Drive in UEFI mode because only that is working in my hardware.

My PC already has Linux Mint 16 installed which I want to replace with Ubuntu 14.04 but because of the reasons mentioned here, I am unable to do so.

My hardware is a custom build PC having the following parts :

CPU : AMD A8 6600K |
Mobo : MSI-FM2-A55M-E33 |
RAM : Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB RAM |
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB Drive 

Any help would be highly appreciated as I really want to run 14.04 because of the improved drivers that would help in gaming.

Edit : Posted the same on MSI forums at https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=179619.0 in case if it is a hardware related bug.

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I have this same problem, and my PC also has an AMD A8 6600k along with an MSI motherboard, so I am guessing that a cause to this problem may be the hardware that we have. I am also still trying to figure out a way to fix this, however. –  user270159 Apr 18 at 2:35
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Same problem here too with AMD A8-5600K...what to do? –  Dude Apr 18 at 8:12
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I think this is a problem with the 3.13 kernel on the MSI motherboard. I have an a10-5*** and it has shown this problem before when I have tried to upgrade to that kernel on 13.10. Now it is the same with a dvd install of 14.04. –  comrademike Apr 18 at 9:03
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@comrademike Yes, you are right it looks to me like a kernel bug too because when I am booting a live USB of Mint 16 or other distros with older kernels then there is no such problem. But when I try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 or Arch which use the 3.13 kernel, only those are causing problems. I think this bug needs to be adressed by Ubuntu developers, but how should I be able to report to them about this? –  Sangeet Khatri Apr 18 at 11:10
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@comrademike I filed a bug report at bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1309578 –  Sangeet Khatri Apr 18 at 14:58

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when boot from USB or DVD you must edit boot options & add this:

radeon.dpm=0

Source: aleks-nl5 @ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=179619.0 24-April-14, 12:38:39

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