I want to install Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS on my HP Pavilion 15-AW009AX (256 GB SSD, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 M440 and an AMD 9600P Processor).
I followed the installation guidelines to install Ubuntu via a bootable USB flash drive and chose to "Install Ubuntu". The screen froze upon installation and after browsing through a few forums I found that replacing "quiet splash" with "nomodeset" within the "Install Ubuntu" command may be able to solve my problem. Ubuntu installed, however, I got stuck in a loop when logging in - the screen would basically go blank and then take me back to the login screen.
I then rebooted and loaded the GRUB terminal, entering the "Ubuntu" menu I added "radeon.modeset=0" to the end of the line starting with "linux" as my HP has an AMD graphics card and upon reboot I am getting the following error screen:
I have been through a few forums and I believe I am having problems due to the graphics card. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it.
I have found another post on the ask ubuntu forums which lists a similar issue encountered when trying to boot ubuntu onto a HP laptop with similar specs: HP Laptop AMD APU - Fail to Boot - Live linux cd
The post mentioned above conatins a link to a patch which I believe may solve the issue. I am unsure how to go about applying the patch. Will I be required to patch and compile the source code for the kernal?
fsck -y /dev/sda2at the initramfs prompt returns the following:
The AMD-Vi: Completion-Wait loop timed out appears to be addressed in the patch mentioned above.