This is my PC:

  • G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9
  • Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3
  • Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz Box
  • Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
  • MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB SATA3

I have problems booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 live Cd or live USB from fresh (no Windows installed) or other SO. I want to do dual boot with W7.

I configure the motherboard like:

  • Boot option 1: DVD
  • boot option 2: Lexar USB
  • Fast boot: disabled

  • Windows 8 Features: Other OS

  • Boot mode selection: Legacy Only
  • Lan PXE Boot Option ROM: Disabled
  • Storage boot option control: Legacy Only
  • Other PCI Device ROM priority: Legacy Only

  • Network stack: Disabled

  • System Mode state: Setup

  • Secure Boot state: Disabled

I have no clue what is happening. I tried different DVDs burning in windows and in linux with different Ubuntu images from 14.04.1 and 14.04.2 and 14.04.2 server. The violet screen (with the simbols like screen and a person) appeared and after few seconds, the screen turn black and one undescore appear in the upper right corner blinking and stayed for 30 minutes. Then trying one time and another... but never appear the ubuntu main screen.

I also tryed with pendrive USB live but once the grub (only in USB, not in CD) appear and I selected "try" or "install" the screen turn to black and nothing happend (I waited like 30 minutes and nothing changed) in both cases.

I want to do dual boot with W7 but first I want to be able to start live CD at least.

Any ideas or configurations? I will appreciate so much the help.


  • The very first thing you need to do is confirm that the md5sum of your ISO matches so that you know the file was downloaded correctly: Please see askubuntu.com/questions/503776/md5-hash-for-ubuntu-iso/… I have Ubuntu running on numerous Gigabyte boards with no difficulty so we should start at the beginning and insure that the ISO we are trying to install is uncorrupted. To dual boot with windows 7 you are better off installing Windows 7 first and then Ubuntu as the Ubuntu boot loader (GRUB) will know how to handle it (Windows will not recognize your Ubuntu installation)
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 15:55
  • Yes, the md5 is correct. I have already installed W7 without any problem. What's next? Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 17:03
  • burn the verified ISO disk image to a disk and boot from it.
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 17:09
  • Yes, the md5 is correct. I have already installed W7 without any problem. What's next? I have another error wich could be a clue. [ 2.734835] nouveau E[ PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] failed to load fuc409c [ 2.734993] nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] failed to create 0x18000717, -22 [ 2.735088] nouveau E[ DRM] failed to create 0x00000080, -22 Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 17:17
  • When do you get this error?
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 17:20

2 Answers 2


Finally the best choice is extract the graphic card, install ubuntu and then install nvidia drivers before insert again the graphic card. It must be noveau driver which doesn't support my MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5


friend.I have the same question. Flow the pattern in the under , will be ok.

Access the bios,select the "periherals"Tab. The "Inlt display first" Change to "igfx". Change the cable of display from graphic card to motherboard.

Restart! It will be Ubuntu Time!

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