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    RE: Installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on HP Spectre x360 Convertible

    I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a new HP Laptop (Spectre x360 convertible with NVIDIA GeForce). I am installing from a USB drive, and trying to install it as a dual-boot system with Windows 10. I find that it hangs at the splash screen (the one with the dots), which I've encountered in the past when installing Ubuntu on other machines. However, this time the solutions I've used in the past are not working. Most suggestions online say to edit the grub boot options, finding the line with quiet splash and adding nouveau.modeset=0 and booting from there, and later installing the NVIDIA drivers. That's not working, though. It still gets hung up after making a bit of progress. The last message before freezing up is about the dbus message bus starting, and it has status [OK]. Nothing happens after that.

    I've also tried variants such as nomodeset, or nvidia.modeset=0, or nv.modeset=0. I've also tried deleting quiet splash or leaving it. What should I try next? Does the ordering of the arguments matter? Can I do the installation in a low-resolution mode? I saw a recommendation to use grub_gfxmode=1280x1024x24 but that has not worked either.

    I've now tried installing 18.10 as well and am getting errors. First some ACPI errors that I can fix by setting acpi=off in the grub settings. And then an error "MODSIGN: Couldn’t get UEFI db list".

    Secure Boot has already been disabled in BIOS. I also updated the BIOS to the newest version.
    Last edited by howefield; 2 Days Ago at 01:36 AM. Reason: posts merged.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on HP Spectre x360 Convertible

    I dual boot mine with windows 10 and 18.04.1.
    https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linu...dual-boot.html
    No major issues. The speakers do not work correctly and its a known issue.
    https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189331
    I have tried version up to kernel 4.18.3.
    My computer is a HP Spectre x360 convertible 13-ae0xx which is also a best laptops for engineering students

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    RE: Installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on HP Spectre x360 Convertible

    Did you have to change your grub settings at all when installing, e.g. using nomodeset?

    I was able to get past these errors by adding noapic noacpi nosplash in place of quiet splash in the grub boot settings.

    The touchpad and touchscreen are not working, but I'm hoping to get them working with the right drivers.
    Last edited by howefield; 2 Days Ago at 01:35 AM. Reason: posts merged.

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