I use ASUS ROG GL752VW laptop with 960M series Nvidia Geforce graphics card. I tried both nomodeset and nouveau.modeset=0 to install Ubuntu 16.04 but it shows GRUB error in the last part of installing Ubuntu. How can i install Ubuntu 16.04 perfectly in my laptop? Thank you.


having the same laptop model, this worked for me:

Installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from a USB drive freezes

try adding either "acpi=off" or "acpi=force" in the GRUB menu then you should be able to boot from the live USB


I have the same notebook and I couldn't for the life of me install Ubuntu as a second OS alongside Windows.

So what I did is:

  • disable Secure Boot in BIOS
  • boot the USB drive in UEFI
  • install Ubuntu 18.04 with Erase Disk option
  • re-enable Secure Boot in BIOS (I did this because I used to receive and error along the lines of "UEFI db could not be loaded/found" and this solved it)
  • at this point I still had major problems with booting into Ubuntu, but at least I could get to the GRUB loader so I booted Ubuntu in Recovery Mode
  • I used a terminal to modify the GRUB and I set acpi=off

After that last step it worked like a charm.

Another piece of information I can give you regarding that installation error about grub (something about grub-efi-amd64) is that one way to solve this is by creating another partition of ~500-1000 mb as an EFI Filesystem Partition as per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMCfS8CDW0c&t=321s

I have to warn you though, this completely messed up my computer. After doing this I couldn't get any OS to boot and got an error message similar to "Please restart and choose a proper boot media...".

PS: I am a complete newbie to Ubuntu/Linux, I've just thrown my two cents in the hopes that it could help.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy