After trying to install Ubuntu from an USB drive (properly formated like in the tutorial using Rufus), Ubuntu freezes in the final step of the installation.

After holding the power button, Ubuntu freezes when I try to shutdown/restart or open system settings.

I tried to use the workaround in step 1 from here, but again Ubuntu froze.

I have a brand new HP EliteBook G3 with Windows 10/Ubuntu dual boot. I ran an hp EliteBook 8570w with a Windows 10/Ubuntu dual boot, and it worked like a charm.

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! What tutorial are you referring to? Did you try also the other solutions provided in the linked question? – Andrea Lazzarotto Nov 24 '16 at 16:41
  • Thanks! There is a whole tutorial about how to correctly use a usb to install ubuntu. I haven't tried the other solutions because my ubuntu also freezes when I open system settings so I guess my problem is different than the one in the link. – Steven Zindel Nov 25 '16 at 9:43
  • Most tutorials use either uNetBootIn or the Startup Disk Creator, that's why I was asking what tutorial mentioning Rufus you were referring to. Nevertheless, the linked answer also suggests some kernel parameters that you should try before being sure that your issue is different. – Andrea Lazzarotto Nov 25 '16 at 12:38
  • ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Is the tutorial I used. Will try the other steps in the link! – Steven Zindel Nov 26 '16 at 13:20
  • Hi there, had some exams the last few weeks so was a little occupied! However I tried al the solutions in the link and none of them worked. Strange things happened when I tried the solutions, the cooling fan of my hp G3 zbook would go on to max revolutions when restarting however the screen stayed dark. also the audio boxes would make strange noises even when booting windows.. So I formated the whole partition and tried to install ubuntu again, this time I let ubuntu choose the partitions but with the same result.. – Steven Zindel Dec 25 '16 at 13:39

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