I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled fast and secure boot, when I restart my computer it does not detect the LiveDVD, I have to shift+restart for it to detect it, and when it does it shows me a black screen with three options (Try, Install, Check for Problems) and not the purple one where I can press F6 and solve my woes. When I press 'e' to edit the boot parameters, there are only three lines of parameters, the second one ending in quiet splash --. I tried adding nomodeset after the word splash then pressing F10 to boot with those configurations, and that did not work either. It's probably relevant information that I have two graphics cards: an integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M.
What should I do?
Ok, so, I managed to install it, by deactivating UEFI and going through lengths and pains. Then I used a boot repair disk to make it possible to boot into Ubuntu, and all. Ok, so now I boot, and I get these options:
- Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-32-generic
- Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-32-generic (recovery mode)
- Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi
- Windows Boot UEFI loader
- System setup
Choosing the 3rd or 4th option loads Windows normally, choosing the 5th causes me to load a weird power recovery thing, choosing the 1st loads a blank purple screen, and the 2nd loads a blank black screen. System setup loads the BIOS thing.
I expect, then, that I need to get the drivers to run ubuntu. What to do?
(Possibly relevant: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9784753/ the pastebin my boot recovery disk created.)