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I'm a frequent user of Ubuntu since 14.04. I have a hard time installing Ubuntu 20.04 on my new laptop. I have done the following.

  • Disable Fast Boot in BIOS
  • Disable Secure Boot in BIOS
  • Make sure SATA connection is selected with the PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a USB drive via Rufus

A few specs about my laptop:

  • Asus G15
  • AMD R7-5800H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
  • SSD

In the Grub menu, press e and put in nouveau.modeset=0 as described in here (if this is not done, then the resolution is 800x600 and I will have a harder time navigating with the unseen bottom of the install windows). All in all, it says I finished the installation. My problem is that it can't boot from the installed Ubuntu, it would just give me a black screen and do not advance from there. I have tried various ways, but I don't seem like I can break through here. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to make this dual boot.

Update 1:

It actually works in Recovery Mode but not Normal Mode. I don't know why (perhaps the Nvidia drivers are not correct), but the installation procedure looks correct.

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So these are the steps I follow to install Ubuntu 20.04 on Asus G15. The culprit is the graphics driver.

  1. install without checking "Install third-party software".
  2. boot in recovery mode
  3. enable Networking
  4. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
  5. sudo apt install nvidia-prime
  6. sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
  7. create /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf
blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
  1. edit /etc/default/grub and append nomodeset after quite splash
  2. sudo update-grub
  3. sudo reboot now

Notes:

  1. I'm not sure if any commands above can be ignored.
  2. Since you are logging in as a root shell, sudo is not required (because you are already a root user).
  3. There are possibilities to install proprietary drivers
sudo ubuntu-drivers install

or

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-460

but I did not take risks.

  1. I have seen stuff like this or this, which may be helpful, but probably not mandatory. It is still good to know though.

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