I want to learn Linux so I decided to install Ubuntu on my computer that is running Windows 10 now. Unfortunately, the process was not smooth.
I downloaded the ISO from Ubuntu official website and I used Rufus to make the bootable USB using these instructions. The fast boot of Windows 10 was already disabled, and both CSM and Security Boot were also disabled in BIOS. The BIOS is running under UEFI mode. After booting from the USB, I select Install Ubuntu from the GRUB menu. Then it enters the Ubuntu install wizard.
Weird things happen when I access the keyboard layout, after selecting a keyboard layout then clicking the Continue button, the screen just froze there. The mouse cursor stopped and input through the keyboard did not have any reaction. I waited but after two hours it was still freezing at the keyboard layout screen.
I have tried the
nomodeset kernel boot option,
acpi=off boot option, changed to another version of Ubuntu (16.04, 18.04, 19.04), change to another USB stick, use another USB port, use default BIOS setting, update to newest BIOS, check MD5 of the downloaded ISO, etc. But none of these work for me. The same problem still occurs.
My computer config:
- CPU: Intel i7 5820K
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X99 Gaming-G1-WIFI
- VGA: Sapphire RX Vega 64
- Boot Mode: UEFI
- Partition style: GPT
- Current System: Window 10 1809 64 bit
If anyone has any other suggestions/solutions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!