I am trying to install Ubuntu on a system with a NVIDIA graphics card, which doesn't seem to like the nouveau drivers very much. Because of that, to run the installer, I have to use nomodeset, which I add through GRUB when booting. After installing Ubuntu completely, when I reboot, I don't boot to GRUB however, but instead I immediately boot to Ubuntu, which crashes the X-server immediately.

I have tried following these instructions, with the only footnote that I also had to mount /dev/sda1 /boot/efi to make it work, since I booted the USB stick from EFI.

Is there a way to install ubuntu with GRUB properly functioning on boot, so that I can at least boot using nomodeset to then install the proper drivers for NVIDIA?

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    Have you tried spamming the left shift key right after POST? – You'reAGitForNotUsingGit Jan 5 '18 at 16:00
  • No, I haven't, what does that do exactly? Is that supposed to force GRUB to load? – Joeytje50 Jan 7 '18 at 19:26
  • Yeah. GRUB is installed, or else the kernel wouldn't be booting – You'reAGitForNotUsingGit Jan 7 '18 at 21:57

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