I've having some trouble installing Ubuntu last few days. I've tried installing both 17.04 and 16.04 and had the same trouble. Installation goes nicely, but when it comes to the required restart, it crashes as soon as I click the button. If I wait, it shows the log in this:

If I force it to shut down, when I try to login Ubuntu, it crashes as soon as I login.


It looks like you may have a memory hardware problem.

Go to http://www.memtest.org and download the free memory diagnostic and run at least one complete pass minimum.


The memory diagnostic seems to have passed OK.

Boot to the GRUB menu. Hit the e key to enter edit mode. Use the arrow keys to find the line that contains "quiet splash" and change it to read "quiet splash nomodeset". Then hit F10 to exit and continue the boot.

Once booted, open the Software & Updates app. Select the Additional Drivers tab, and click the button to enable the Nvidia graphic driver. Then reboot and you should be OK.

  • I've done that and got 0 errors as you see here. Still having the same problems... I've tried so many things I have no idea what's wrong here... – fff Oct 6 '17 at 21:46
  • Desktop or laptop? What make/model? Current BIOS/UEFI firmware? What's the memory config... total RAM, # RAM sticks, size of RAM sticks? What processors? Can you boot to emergency mode? – heynnema Oct 6 '17 at 22:19
  • Most of those things I don't even know. Ok, it is a Clevo brand laptop, UEFI, 16gb ram, 2 sticks I think, i7 5th gen processor, dont know how to boot in emergency mode – fff Oct 6 '17 at 23:53
  • It doesn't have a model/serial # tag on it? Boot to emergency mode by choosing Additional Options in the GRUB menu. – heynnema Oct 7 '17 at 0:01
  • Yes, it does. It's a N150RD Clevo laptop – fff Oct 7 '17 at 10:53

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