I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 on a Acer TravelMate B116-M-C7T3 N3050 notebook. I do not have another OS on this computer, only Ubuntu.
I downloaded the ISO file ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-i386.iso and created a bootable USB device.
I disabled UEFI in the BIOS (btw. the version of the BIOS is 1.20).
I can use the Try Ubuntu option and it works well. I also get network connection and I can install Ubuntu to the local drive. After the installation succeeds and I press the restart button, Ubuntu will not boot. I just get a black screen without a cursor or mouse pointer.
When using the GRUB bootmanager and selecting the recovery mode, I get the messages:
Loading Linux 4.2.0-27-generic ...
Loading initial ramdisk ...
Below is a cursor but it's not blinking. After this, nothing happens. Also, Ctrl-Alt-Del does not work.
I also tried installing Ubuntu directly from the USB device's boot menu (e.g. without choosing the Try Ubuntu option) but nothing changed.
Since I can "Try" Ubuntu, I assume that Ubuntu does in fact run on this notebook. But why isn't it starting from the local drive? What is the difference?
Update: Everything works fine if I disable automatic updates during the installation. Installing updates manually brings back the black screen. How can I find out which update causes the problem?
Update 2: Couldn't reproduce working installation without updates. Also tried 64 bit version and Lubuntu 15.10. Always ended up with a black screen on startup. Any ideas?