I'm not really experienced with Ubuntu and currently stuck with the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new Asus G751JY which came with Win8 preinstalled.
After deleting all pre-made partitions with the live-CD (incl. Win8), I installed Ubuntu (had to use the
nomodeset parameter). I'm using the standard partitions created by Ubuntu itself, the only difference is that it's installed on
/dev/sdb since that one is the SSD. (
/dev/sda is 1TB, partitioned ext4 by myself )
Unfortunately directly after rebooting (maybe 2 seconds) the laptop get's stuck at a simple purple background screen that I read about here sometimes already. It doesn't respond to any keystrokes except ctrl+alt+delete for reboot.
There is only a very short moment between the initialization of the reboot and the purple screen, but after some attempts I managed to get into grub by hitting shift like a maniac:
quiet splash or
nomodeset doesn't seem to change anything, it's still stuck
- before that I tried to edit
nomodeset into the grub file and also created the file again via the live-CD, without any results
- "Fast Boot" and "Launch CSM" is disabled in the BIOS
- however only for the optical drive the BIOS says that the boot option is "UEFI: long drivename", the other options are "ubuntu (PO: Samsung ...)"
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point) Mainboard
Intel i7-4720HQ (4x2,6Ghz)
Geforce GTX 980M (4GB VRAM)
32GB RAM (4x8GB)
I would suspect that this has to do with the graphics driver not loading correctly, since I had to use
nomodeset for the installation or maybe with the fact that Ubuntu is installed on /dev/sdb and somehow fails to load? But those are just my amateur thoughts ...
I really appreciate any help on this, since it prevents me from booting and using the laptop without the live-CD.