As you could guess, I have some problems with my computer, I'm trying to boot to Linux (I tried with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Manjaro) but I'm keep getting a black screen with a blinking cursor like this:

black screen with a blinking cursor

I already tried to search for solutions on the web but I cannot find any solutions, (I tried My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?) but nothing is working.

I have:

  • Evga GTX 780 SC video card
  • Gigabyte Z87X UD5H
  • Intel i7 4770k

So if you have any ideas or solutions that would be great.

  • Please describe more verbose: what commands did you try and what output was. – Danatela Apr 8 '14 at 4:17
  • I cannot get any commands, I cannot get a terminal, without any boot option I get the flashing cursor on Ubuntu, and with manjaro the boot freeze at "triggering uevents" (I can overpass this with the safe settings but then I get the blinking screen). With Ubuntu when nomodeset boot option, I just get a totally black screen. – spoke612 Apr 8 '14 at 4:22
  • Is it installed or live system? Is it OK on live system? – Danatela Apr 8 '14 at 4:25
  • I'm trying to install it on a SSD. – spoke612 Apr 8 '14 at 4:26
  • Did you try alternate installer? – Danatela Apr 8 '14 at 4:31

Download and use Alternate Installer CD. It has text-based installer which should work on your system. After the installation, chroot to installed system and update it. You might also need Xorg-edgers PPA to be installed:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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