Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When trying install Ubuntu on Zenbook UX21 I always get same problem - after choosing installing Ubuntu, screen become black and installation doesnt progress. Any hint?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

You could try passing some options to the installer and seeing if this gets you a display.

See here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions#Ubuntu_CD_Advanced_Welcome_Page_Options

Look at the "F6" options. You can in particular try noapic and nomodeset, they may help on your system.

Alternatively, you could try the "alternate" installer, it has a better chance of working if the problem with your system is display-related. Be warned, however, that the alternate installer is text-based and is a bit more difficult to use than the standard installation. Get the alternate CD here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download

choose ubuntu-11.10-alternate-i386 (or amd64, depending on whether your system supports 64-bit or not).

share|improve this answer
    
upgrading BIOS and turning UEFI off helped. Thanks –  Bura Dec 18 '11 at 18:38

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.