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Thread: Cannot boot ubuntu using ASRock z97 extreme 6 and core i7 4690K

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    Cannot boot ubuntu using ASRock z97 extreme 6 and core i7 4690K

    Just build up a new linux box and the components should be compatible. Its a ASRock Z97 extreme 6 motherboard and core i7 4790K. No windows install at all.

    However, I tried to boot using a live USB on the USB3 port or alternatively using a DVD, ubuntu tries to starts for 3 sec and then hangs and I have a black screen, nothing happens. I connected my monitor via HDMI, but that cannot be the issue as when I start I can boot in UEFI and see it on my monitor. Secure boot is disabled.

    Does anyone know if I should update the UEFI firmware first? or this may be related to something else?

    I will keep the post updated if I find a solution.

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    Re: Cannot boot ubuntu using ASRock z97 extreme 6 and core i7 4690K

    Make sure you are not using any asmedia ports.

    Other Asrock threads.
    ubuntu 14.04 on asrock Z87 extreme 4 or pro 4
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2216079
    Some have issues with Asrock and its asmedia ports
    UEFI, Windows on SSD, Ubuntu on HD ASRock Z77 Pro4 motherboard
    http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/10/10...d-ssd-and-hdd/
    ASRock UEFI bios + Ubuntu Server = operating system not found Install to flash drive
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2153123
    AsRock Z77 Windows always reset to default
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ges_boot_order

    I just built a new system with Asus AR. I had to upgrade UEFI and change a lot of UEFI settings. It had Windows or other which I assumed really meant secure boot. But with Asus all the UEFI settings are under the CSM sub menu, not a separate menu. I had to keep a list of changes, but with UEFI it does tell you what settings changed.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Cannot boot ubuntu using ASRock z97 extreme 6 and core i7 4690K

    Thanks for the links oldfred! I also suspect it has to do with the asmedia ports. I found this thread, but havent tried yet:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/5...r-enabled.html

    But disabling ports is not a long term solution...

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    Re: Cannot boot ubuntu using ASRock z97 extreme 6 and core i7 4690K

    Ok, managed to live boot the USB! This thread helped:http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?102720-ASRock-Z97-Extreme6/page2

    What I did: a) Press F2 and go in UEFI menu, b) Advanced/Storage configuration/ASMedia SATA3 Mode and disable it.

    I could not boot the dvd, but the live USB worked and booted into Ubuntu gnome 14.04, I might have to plug my CD/DVD drive in another Sata port.

    Anyone knows a fix to enable ASMedia Sata ports let me know!

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