I just built a new PC using the above mentioned mainboard. I succesfully (no errors) installed Ubuntu 13.10 first on a ssd. After BIOS, where usually grub appears, there comes just a blinking cursor. So I tried another installation (again no errors) on another hdd (not the one intended, just for testing) - same thing here. (On both discs I made a / and a /home partition manually, on the ssd also a swap partition.)
I already checked in gparted whether the "boot" flag has been set - it had NOT, whysoever. So I manually set it (on both / partitions) - changed nothing. Also tried manually reinstalling grub after normal installation which gave the same result again.
To me it seems I just missed something important in the BIOS... Of course I always took care of the boot order. There is an option to set the sata discs to AHCI or IDE (I don't know the exact difference to be honest...) - makes also no difference.
(Live system from USB stick is working.)
Any ideas anyone?