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Thread: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, Installation Frozen at Dots

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    Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, Installation Frozen at Dots

    Hey there,
    I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on my MSI GL62 Laptop, so I can run both Windows 10 and Unbuntu on it.
    I downloaded the ISO from the official Ubuntu site and made a bootable USB flash according to the official steps, however when I hit "install Ubuntu" it will take me to the Purple Ubuntu screen with 5 dots, which will then light up as a loading pattern, only to freeze very quickly.

    My PC specs are the following:
    Laptop: MSI GL62 6QF
    CPU: i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz
    RAM: 8Gb
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 960M
    SSD: 250 GB
    HDD: 1 TB

    I have looked online and tried uninstalling my Nividia drivers, but that didn't help.
    I have never installed Unbuntu before, so if anyone could help me here that would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, Installation Frozen at Dots

    If a new UEFI system, you do not want the purple boot screen on the installer.
    Shows install with screen shots. Both BIOS purple accessibility screen & UEFI black grub menu screen
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    And if you have nVidia, you will need nomodeset to boot installer and for install until you add the nVidia driver from the Ubuntu 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)
    How to add boot parameters, grub menu after install (also grub when UEFI)
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132

    And some other models of MSI have needed additional boot parameters.

    MSi GT72VR-6RE Dominator Pro - some settings required
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2365997
    Failing to Boot Ubuntu 16.10 in MSI GP72
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/83821...10-in-msi-gp72
    [SOLVED] MSI GT72S 6QE - Freezes on boot unless acpi=off is used
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2303544
    MSI GS60 2QE 2xSSD RAID 0 + 1TB HDD dual boot w8.1/w10 problem
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2297815
    MSI PX60 2qd 034us Haswell & Optimus libata.force=noncq for SSD hangup
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2296878

    Is your system using RAID and two drives?
    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: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, Installation Frozen at Dots

    Thanks so much! I turned off Fast Boot in my UEFI and added nomodeset and it install perfectly fine!

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