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    Help Ubuntu install blank screen

    Hi together,
    I just got a new computer and I'm having severe problems starting the install of Ubuntu 14.04 as a first OS.

    It always goes into a blank black screen and shows a blinking coursor for a while and then it goes completely black (backlight still on)
    I'm using the following Hardware components:

    Mainboard: Asus Rampage iv extreme
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K
    GPU: EVGA 04G-P4-3688-KR GeForce GTX 680 (NVIDIA GeForce)
    PSU: OCZ ZX Series 1250W Power Supply
    Memory: Corsair CMD16GX3M2A1866C9 DDR3 1866 (4 Modules at 8GB = 32GB)
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DL003 (2000GB) SATA3 6Gb/s connected at an SATA3 6Gb-Port
    DVD: Some HP DVD SATA3 also connected to SATA3 6Gb/s Port (would have to look what model it is, but it recognizes it and boots from it)


    I'm absolutely unsure what settigns I need in the BIOS to make sure it boots ok.
    I've seen many other posts already, but couldn't find anything that applies to my sprecific situation.

    I tried different settings in the BIOS, but I'm absolutely clueless on which settings I need in the BIOS.
    Further I did already try the different boot options from the install menu
    acpi=off
    noapic
    nodmraid
    nomodeset
    But that also didn't make a difference.
    I personally think the problem is in the bios settings and I'm not sure where. If someone installed any Linux flavor successfully before with this HW Configuration or a similar one, please advise me through the settings in the BIOS as there are so many options....
    Do I need AHCI, UEFI and what is all that stuff anyways :-(

    I'm so excited and would love to use the weekend to get this working and sorted out and I would absoulutely appreciate any support you guys can give me!!

    Please help :-(
    Thanks

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    Hi again!

    I did try all the hassle with
    acpi=off
    noapic
    nodmraid
    nomodeset
    and also
    Before "quiet splash," I included "acpi _ osi=Linux acpi _ backlight=vendor".

    But I just can't get Ubuntu install to start it always goes to the black screen :-(

    Then I downloaded a gentoo liveCD and I was able to boot into the LiveCD,
    that basically just confirms, that I do NOT have any Hardware issues right? As the PC seems to be
    working fine, just that there is an issues with getting the graphics mode or AHCI or UEFI or whaterver functioning right to
    get to launch the installer... Am I correct with that?

    Thanks for any suggestions, Please help me getting Ubuntu up and running as I'm not familiar with Gentoo at all :-/

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    Is your system a dual hard drive machine? I've successfully installed Debian Linux on my G750JW. It was a headache but it's done, I can try and answer questions

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    I would recommend Linux Mint, which built off the Ubuntu code-base, but I have had better luck with it, though Ubuntu shouldn't have a problem. Possibly you are missing a driver, or your kernel version needs to be newer. (In case you weren't aware, Gentoo is a bleeding-edge release, so it has the newest kernels in fairly short order).
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