Hopefully this has an easy solution. I recently installed Ubuntu using the Ubiquity installer for the latest release. Due to my hardware, in order to install it from my USB, i had to use the
nomodeset parameter. If i don't use
nomodeset, i get a black screen before installation.
nomodeset to live boot / install Ubuntu worked great. I didn't get a black screen, and it said that the Ubuntu installation completed successfully with no errors. I installed Ubuntu on a 500 GB SSD.
now, after the install was done, it prompted me to restart my computer like always. So I did, and after I restart, I get a black screen. I presume that I am getting a black screen for the same reason that I was before I used
nomodeset, because after it installed it is currently not set to boot using the
nomodeset parameter. I'm in UEFI mode (I installed it in UEFI mode) and I tried fixing this by changing to Legacy mode, but that didn't work.
How would I fix this? I have my computer set to boot to the SSD that I installed Ubuntu to from the Bios menu, but whenever I boot it, I get a black screen. There's no terminal or any place where I can enter anything, it's just black. How would I set Ubuntu to boot using
nomodeset after it's installed, that way I can see my desktop and then install my Nvidia drivers?
EDIT: Other posts suggest to press SHIFT right after the BIOS splash screen, and then edit nomodeset parameter into the grub options. When I press SHIFT, the grub menu doesn't show up. Does this mean something did go wrong in the installation even though I got no errors and it completed successfully? I can't boot it using nomodeset by pressing SHIFT right when it boots. Any other options?
EDIT2: Since using SHIFT doesn't work, could I set it to boot with nomodeset by editing grub before I install it????