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    Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    Good morning all,

    I've been trying without any luck to install Ubuntu on my rig . I am new to linux and can use help. Does Ubuntu support the main board? If so, what am I doing wrong?

    The main board is the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme. The CPU is a second generation i7-3960x with 16.0GB RAM. The Video Garphics Adapter is the EVGA GTX580. The CPU is liquid cooled. And yes I over clock.

    Am I doomed to have to run Windows 7 on this thing?

    Regards,

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    actually, yes, it works. thats what i am running. install wont work on the raid. I tried that at first. doesnt seem to have the drives.
    Intel i7-930
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
    2x Acer S232HL
    8G RAM

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    So what does that mean? I'm trying to install 12.04 after having Windows 7 (I want the whole drive for Linux instead), but I get a black screen with a single line cursor. The black screen happens after I leave the installer main menu screen (Install from Disc, Try Ubuntu First before Installing, MEM test, and whatever else).

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    Unhappy Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    Hi, I have the same problem that Aerospaztic, what we need to do to install ubuntu in this motherboard.

    Regards

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    i`m having the same problem i cant get rid of windows , i want to install ubuntu 12.10 i even bought a usb from ubuntu.com but will not install

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    for some reason asus has embeded windows 7 on my laptop so good i cant uninstall widows it will not work . what can i do to get around this all i want is ubuntu

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    I have Ubuntu 13.04 dual booting with Win7 on my R4E. Mine is also overclocked and didn't present a hurdle. Since I installed Win7 on EFI, I found that I also had to boot the install disc in UEFI mode. After that you just install as usual. The install was on two separate HDD's though.

    Once you have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on one and Win7 on the other, you just set one of them as the default boot option in the firmware and if you want the other, just tap F8 during boot and it will give you the option. I found it more convenient than adding another layer to the boot process.

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    I did it. I tried:

    1. NOMODESET : NOT WORKING
    2. 12.10 x64 and x32 : NOT WORKING
    3. 13.04 or 13.10 x64 and x32 : NOT WORKING
    4. 10.10 x32 : WORKING!!!!! O_O


    Yes i know... 10.10 it not supported, is not a lts, and its not x64 , but it works. I dont know why.....

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    Re: Anyone sucessfully installed Ubuntu on ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    I know this thread is 6 months since last post but I found it with google and thought I'd throw in an update for anyone looking this up.

    I am currently running 13.04 on Rampage IV Extreme

    You should update to the latest bios and either turn off secure boot in bios or change the default setting from "Windows" to "Other OS".

    If you have secure boot on, you need to install Ubuntu to a different hard drive than the main OS drive.

    If you turn secure boot off, you can install alongside Windows up to Windows 7. Windows 8 freaks out.

    Currently I'm running multiple hard drives, one has Windows 8 and the other Ubuntu 13.04, I have no problems.

    However if you do this, to get dual boot to work right you must:

    Make sure the boot loader is installed on the Ubuntu drive.
    Point the first boot device as the Ubuntu drive.

    Ubuntu will see Windows and give you the dual boot option.
    However Windows 8 will NOT boot Ubuntu (very selfish).

    Also, if you want to be able to access the Windows 8 drive from Ubuntu, you have to turn fastboot off inside Windows 8 and make sure your power buttons don't hibernate, but fully shut down.

    If it helps, I did not use live CD, booted installer directly.

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