I've been trying since yesterday to dual boot my new HP Pavilion Power 15, but apparently there's something wrong with it. I've tried dual booting Windows 10 with both Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04. I followed this guide more than once and without missing anything and everything seems to work fine until the installation ends and asks me to reboot. As I do that computer freeze (maybe there's a GPU problem?). I tried a forced shutdown, but it doesn't seems to work after that.

PC Specs:

  Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ | 2.8 GHz - 6 MB L3
  HDD: 1000 GB
  SSD: 128 GB
  RAM: 8 GB
  Display: 15.6" WLED Full HD
  WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  Bluetooth 4.2
  Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, 2 GB

  • Have you tried disablign secure boot? – velix May 10 '18 at 12:20
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    Yup. As I said I've strictly followed that guide. – Barnercart May 10 '18 at 12:22
  • What do you mean with "the computer freeze"? Can you press ESC during the boot process (when you see the Ubuntu logo) to see where the boot process stops? – velix May 10 '18 at 21:17
  • I mean that as soon as it finishes the ubuntu installation it asks me to reboot the system. As I do that, as soon as I literally click "reboot now" it freezes. – Barnercart May 11 '18 at 9:52
  • At that point Ubuntu should be completely installed. Try shutting down the pc with the power button an then restart it. – velix May 11 '18 at 13:09


So apparently my problem (but it may affects many more users) simply was that nvidia graphics were "getting in the way". A simple solution after spotting that has been adding in GRUB-edit (e-key right before going for "Live test") nomodeset in front of quiet splash and the ctrl+X to temporally save. After that shutting down/rebooting was just a distant nightmare.

UPDATE: with Ubuntu 20.04 (focal) it was introduced with ubiquity installer a safe graphics mode that automatically activate the nomodeset option.

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