Hi all – I’m trying to follow the instructions on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
I’m trying to do an initial check out of an newly purchased computer with no pre-installed operating system currently installed (a “blank” system from Novatech in the UK). I’m trying to boot from Ubuntu 12.10 on a USB stick. It’s a Windows 8 capable computer, and uses UEFI so I am using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu (as advised on his page: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop).
The computer boots almost immediately from the USB stick to the Ubuntu install menu. However, selecting both “Try Ubuntu without installing” and “Install Ubuntu” both have the same result – a blank unresponsive screen that goes no further.
- the boot options all have UEFI next to the, so I assume that means that they are correctly set to boot in UEFI mode (in accordance with the advice on the UEFI page)
- I can confirm that (again in accordance with the advice on the UEFI page) that secure boot is not enabled, and that quick boot is disabled.
However, I can’t find a bios entry for “Intel SRT” – could that be under some other name?
Is there anything else I am missing? Anything else I should be enabling or disabling?
(I haven’t tried the “Boot-Repair” step listed on this page – I don’t get as far as seeing the live session. I could create a “boot-repair-disk” from an iso I suppose, but wouldn’t it just have the same problems booting as I am already experiencing?)
Thanks for any assistance on this…