When I hit e this is what I see grub img where do I place nomodeset

  • @Jobin I'm not entirely sure this is a duplicate, the title says "before I've installed Ubuntu". I've never used nomodeset though, so I don't know if it's different (I think it is, slightly).
    – Seth
    Mar 23, 2014 at 4:32
  • @Seth: Agree. But I think it still is a duplicate, though not of the one I flagged it with. Will change it as soon as I get the correct one, removing it for now.
    – jobin
    Mar 23, 2014 at 4:37
  • Did you have a look at this: askubuntu.com/questions/125710/…
    – jobin
    Mar 23, 2014 at 4:43
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    Possible duplicate of My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?
    – Pilot6
    Nov 2, 2015 at 22:19
  • @Pilot6 No, it's not that.
    – Star OS
    Jan 14, 2016 at 20:47

3 Answers 3


You put nomodeset between the quiet and splash part.

  • Where ? I don't get an option to set it
    – john smith
    Jun 14, 2015 at 8:29

You need to enter the quiet splash text using the arrow keys, as i circled in this picture: &quiet splash

And you have to type in between quiet and splash (or you may say, splash and quiet.) the text nomodeset, so now it looks like this:

getparams 'Try Ubuntu without installing'

       set gfxpoyload=keep
       linux /casper/vmlinux.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper $ quiet nomodeset splash -
       initrd /casper/initrd.lz

(I'm not sure if the picture says "set gfxpoyload=keep" beacuse it's confusing to see the text.)


Put your cursor 1 spacebar back behind "quiet splash" and type noapic. So it will look like this "xxxxxxxxxxx noapic quiet splash" don't use quotes though and the x's are just whatever it says before where I want you to place noapic and I believe it's f10 to save and boot. Please post if it helped you as that's what I've had to do on my Asus laptop for a couple years and has always worked and I just started using bbqlinux and I had to do the same thing as well to get it to boot but it works with bbqlinux as well. Good luck... ~skulldreamz

  • Hi user457011, welcome to askubuntu! 1.) Pretty sure if any it's noacpi 2.) What does it do anyway? 3.) Why does turning ACPI off prevent modesetting? 4.) Your answer is very hard to read. Please pay some more attention to proper formatting.
    – Nephente
    Oct 3, 2015 at 13:17

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