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I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio in a brand new machine. It has UEFI and Grub2.

Problem is that after a Ubuntu (Studio) splash screen I get a "signal out of range" error. And all I can do is press ctrl+alt+F1 to log in without X.

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So, I read things like disabling UEFI and Fast Boot and so I did. That just changed the look and feel of the grub2 menu. But the Out of Range issue remains.

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Then, some people talks about using nomodeset. But I just can't find where to put that.

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Other people says "edit /etc/default/grub and uncomment the GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 line". So I did. The I'm supposed to run: sudo update-grub2

Well, that last line won't work. I'm getting this error: failed to get canonical path of /cow

I understand this has something to do with mounting something. Not sure if my new SSD disk (that I didn't format at all, is brand new). Any clue?

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Also some people talks about using grub-repair but that seems to work only for people already having a running X environment. And I don't. If I burn a recovery CD all I get is the grub screen.

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Finally, there're the ones who talks about compatibility issues with skylake, and mention adding this param somewhere: i915.preliminary_hw_support=1

And I just don't know what are they talking about.

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More that all I'd like to understand where is supposed grub to live? In my pendrive? Or is it part of the kernel now? I just don't get it.

Thanks in advance.

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My hard: . ASUS z170-A mother . nvidia gtx 960 . samsung ssd

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News: I was able to run from the live-pendrive and install by using the nomodeset param. I learned how here: Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, monitor says mode unsupported/out of range

Bsically, pressing the "e" key in the grub menu and adding that string after the words "quiet splash".

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