I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 - Windows 8 came pre-installed on the machine.
The laptop model is the MSI GX60. Hardware can be found at this link: http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139...Specifications
I've tried installing both the 32 and 64 bit versions by DVD. I've also tried to install from a USB. When I tried to install Ubuntu I just got stuck at a black screen. As a last resort I tried to install Ubuntu through WUBI, this method also failed. I later found the Wubi isn't supported in windows 8. Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/22504...-for-windows-8.
I went to the IRC Ubuntu channel for help and was told to check out these documents:
This is what I have tried:
- booted comp
-hit del to enter bios
-disabled secure boot. (this allowed me to get to the efi grub screen. Prior to this i just got the black screen)
-hit e over the install ubuntu option
-added nomodeset as a boot parameter and deleted quiet splash: linux /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity nomodeset -- and then hit f10 to boot
-tried the same for radeon.nomodeset=1:linux /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity radeos.nomodeset=1 -- and hit f10 to boot
- I also tried nomodeset with quiet splash.
All options just booted to a black screen
I'm not sure what to try next?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.