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Blix775
November 1st, 2016, 10:00 AM
Hi! I was trying to install Ubuntu Mate 16.10 and later Lubuntu 16.10 into my machine and noticed they both did the same thing. After cchoosing to install (or try without installing)the screen would just go black. I tried the same USB on my other machine which has an AM1 integrated graphics driver and it worked nicely there. I think the problem is the Noveau driver is not able to configure my gpu at boot up. Can anyone tell me how to graphically install the OS and keep it configured to work after installation? Thanks in advanced.

oldfred
November 1st, 2016, 03:01 PM
Usually you need nomodeset for installer & first boot or until you install nVidia driver from Ubuntu's repository.

At grub menu you can use e for edit, scroll to linux line and replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both BIOS liveCD & grub first boot ( also UEFI with grub)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
How to add boot parameters, grub menu after install (also grub when UEFI)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters


NVIDIA 970 with 14.04 - Bucky Ball
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2336142&p=13540433#post13540433

Install with Asrock Z97 & nVidia 970
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2257406
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2259210
Gigabyte Z170 Nvidia 970 16.04 UEFI Settings required
http://askubuntu.com/questions/792012/nvidia-geforce-gtx970-problem-ubuntu-16-04
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341704

Bucky Ball
November 1st, 2016, 03:17 PM
Just to add that I'm currently using the GTX 970 with 16.04 LTS and, though I have no recollection of using it myself, the 'nomodeset' option is known to have worked for others with this card. Once the OS is installed, just install the appropriate driver for the GTX 970 from 'Additional Drivers'. Good luck. :)

Blix775
November 2nd, 2016, 08:04 AM
Usually you need nomodeset for installer & first boot or until you install nVidia driver from Ubuntu's repository.

At grub menu you can use e for edit, scroll to linux line and replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both BIOS liveCD & grub first boot ( also UEFI with grub)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
How to add boot parameters, grub menu after install (also grub when UEFI)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters


NVIDIA 970 with 14.04 - Bucky Ball
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2336142&p=13540433#post13540433

Install with Asrock Z97 & nVidia 970
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2257406
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2259210
Gigabyte Z170 Nvidia 970 16.04 UEFI Settings required
http://askubuntu.com/questions/792012/nvidia-geforce-gtx970-problem-ubuntu-16-04
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341704
I got the installation boot up process started and displaying on my screen. I edited the /etc/default/grub file with pluma, saved it and got to the last part. When I tried the sudo update-grub command it said the following message.

/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of 'aufs'.
I thought I was done. The grub page did not address that problem and the other links seem irrelevant it. Thanks a whole lot for the help, btw.

oldfred
November 2nd, 2016, 02:38 PM
Are you trying to edit live installer's copy of grub.cfg by running sudo update-grub. You cannot do that.
Only after install can you then update grub settings.

Blix775
November 2nd, 2016, 05:51 PM
I was following the instructions on the pages. But will it keep my settings once it is installed?

oldfred
November 2nd, 2016, 06:05 PM
You have to boot once into new install with nomodeset added to grub replacing quiet splash.
You then should be able to go into System Settings, Software & Updates, and drivers tab.

If graphics does not load, you can try recovery mode and use command line to install nVidia driver.

Blix775
November 3rd, 2016, 01:34 PM
I'm going to try it now. Thanks!

Blix775
November 3rd, 2016, 02:27 PM
It is not showing the grub menu at bootup. I just installed Lubuntu and it won't let me use the menu to select nomodeset.

Bucky Ball
November 3rd, 2016, 02:37 PM
Is it booting directly to a black screen, no grub? Try hitting shift after boot and see if that brings it up (could be escape, but pretty sure it's shift).

oldfred
November 3rd, 2016, 02:47 PM
It is shift if a BIOS based install and Escape if an UEFI install.
Shift you seem to have to hold, and escape just press, but perhaps more than once to catch the correct point between UEFI/BIOS and grub loading.

Also if new computer with UEFI, it will have a fast boot setting. (not same as Windows fast start up.)
Best to have that off, as when on there is no time from UEFI to grub to starting to boot.
Fast boot assumes no changes to configuration and UEFI jumps immediately to booting. Normal boot UEFI/BIOS checks all hardware configuration & writes that to drive for operating system to know what is where. May need normal boot to get into UEFI to change settings to normal boot.
Usually systems will use one normal boot from a cold boot or total power start up, but then not from warm or reboot.

Bucky Ball
November 3rd, 2016, 02:50 PM
It is shift if a BIOS based install and Escape if an UEFI install.

Thanks, oldfred. I never remember which and perhaps that's why. It's both!

Blix775
November 3rd, 2016, 03:42 PM
Is it booting directly to a black screen, no grub? Try hitting shift after boot and see if that brings it up (could be escape, but pretty sure it's shift).
OK. It is escape and if you land by mistake on the grub terminal thing you can just type exit and you go back to the boot options. After that, I just selected nomodeset again and then proceeded to install the nvidia drivers which took care of everything. No need to update grub after that. Thanks a whole lot for all of the help. How do I change the status to solved?

Bucky Ball
November 3rd, 2016, 04:12 PM
Great news and well fiddled! :)

You can use 'Thread Tools' at the top right of the page to mark as 'solved' or see the last link in my signature at the bottom of this post. Thanks and good luck. :)

(This will not close the thread to further posting.)

PS: You should also find the 'Nvidia X Server Settings' GUI available in the apps menu for further tweaking. Happy with my card which I use for HD video rendering and editing. ASUS Strix Nvidia GTX 970.

blarney77
October 23rd, 2017, 06:50 PM
I am also using the same ASUS card you have, but I cannot get 16.04 to actually USE one of the two identical Samsung 28" 4K monitors. I DID have to use the "nomodeset" to get it going and after several updates to the Nvidia drivers ONE monitor (HDMI) looks great using the 2K resolution. but the other (DP) is black. Nothing will get it to light up. Both work just fine in Windows and under Mint 18.2. But Ubuntu really doesn't seem to like my video setup. Maybe it's not liking the Display Port?? These monitors have ONLY HDMI and DP, no VGA or DVI.

QIII
October 23rd, 2017, 06:53 PM
Old thread. RIP.

Closed.