I have a Desktop PC in which I already have Windows 8 running on a OCZ Agility 3 SSD, my files are on a seperate 320GB Harddisk and now I bought a new OCZ Vector 128GB SSD to put Ubuntu on it.
The problem I have is that no matter which Version of Ubuntu I install on the OCZ Vector SSD (I tried 12.04, 13.04, 13.10), after the installation is done, and I boot into Ubuntu, my computer freezes and I can't do anything than restart it with the reset button on the front panel of my tower.
What I am not sure now is if this is a hardware issue in general (which I really really doubt, becaus Windows 8 is running perfectly) or maybe a graphics card issue? I have a Radeon HD 6850 from Sapphire. Could the SSD be corrupted or damaged?
Next thing which I am not sure about is the BIOS settings. Is it DEFINETELY nessecary to put BIOS to AHCI mode instead of IDE to make Ubuntu run on that SSD?
Because the problem is, it is now set to IDE. As soon as I put it to AHCI, my Windows 8 SSD is not recognized correctly anymore and I can't boot it. This sure was my fault as I installed Windows 8 on the SSD while BIOS was set to IDE (I didn't know that before).
So, do you have any advices what I could try to get Ubuntu running on that 2nd SSD? Or where I should start to troubleshoot?
I had no chance to get any log files as the computer freezes completely and I couldn't either start a console or not even get into a text-console with Ctrl+Alt+F1
You might want to know that everything else works fine. I installed the bootloader of Ubuntu onto the new OCZ Vector SSD where Ubuntu is installed.
Then I went into Windows 8 and added a new Bootloader entry in the Windows Bootloader with EasyBCD which automatically looked up the Linux entry on the other SSD.
So when I start my computer I can chose between Windows 8 or Ubuntu and Ubuntu starts totally normal when I chose it.
From now on when I see the Desktop sometimes the screen flickers a little and I still can work on it. But after 2-3 more minutes some windows get dark like they are stuck and then the whole computer freezes.
I also sometimes got a pop-up message where it says that compiz got killed by signal 7.
If you need any more info please tell me, I try to provide it then.
I also installed the Radeon HD 6XXX drivers from the amd.com support site but no change of the circumstance.