View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install screen leads to black screen

June 21st, 2017, 12:03 AM
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04.2 on a partition of my hard drive. I have created a bootable USB drive to install it, I reboot and select the USB drive and it takes me to the screen where I can try ubuntu without installing, install ubuntu, check for disk errors, etc., and whenever I select any of those options my screens quit receiving signals. After about 30 seconds to a minute of this, I hear the two drum-like error noises and the screens remain off.

Anyone experience anything similar or might have an idea of what is going on and how to fix it?

June 21st, 2017, 12:07 AM
Sounds like a video card issue. Take a look at this and try it: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2364163&highlight=nomodeset

That will probably get you past that hurdle. After you get past that and get it installed, then go to Additional Drivers and install what it recommends. Reboot.