I am hoping to be able to install Ubuntu, or another distro if this cannot be resolved, as a dual boot; but cannot even get to the live desktop to try it out first.
When I boot the live DVD, Ubuntu 13.1, I do not get any options to change the graphics mode. When booting in non EFI I get a screen with what looks like keyboard, equals and another symbol at the bottom. Then a screen with 'Ubuntu' in the middle with progress spots underneath. Booting in EFI gets a text screen to install or try Ubuntu, but again no graphics options that I can find.
After a short wait using either option I get a scrambled mess - which indicates there is a graphics driver issue. So it looks like I need to boot using a basic/safe graphics mode. OK, I've had this with other Linux live distros, but they offer graphics options on boot
How do I set the graphics options? I have tried all the 'F' keys without result.
ASUS P9X79 DeLuxe MB
Intel i7 3930K 3.20GHz
X2 ATI Radeon HD 7950 3027MB-Crossfire connected
Samsung 830 SSD - Win 7 Pro 64bit installed