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Linux USB boot results in artifacts

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Hey guys!

So... I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 12.04 with my USB-drive but when it boots I only see a bunch of graphical artifacts followed by an empty screen with a blinking line in the top left corner of the screen.

What I've tried is:

Using another Linux-distribution - No difference
Trying the USB in an old computer - Success

So what could be wrong here?

My specs are below.
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post #2 of 6
Try to boot with the "nomodeset" option;

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Try to boot with the "nomodeset" option;


Thanks for the reply!

I don't seem to get that menu at all though, I almost don't get to see anything...

Here's the boot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Qk3UzXpTo&feature=youtu.be
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Should be able to press any button while the keyboard+accessibility icon are shown and the menu should come up. You may get a language selection screen first, just choose your language then the other options button.
Edited by Shrak - 11/8/13 at 5:24pm
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Should be able to press any button while the keyboard+accessibility icon are shown and the menu should come up. You may get a language selection screen first, just choose your language then the other options button.

Sweet, you were right! thumb.gif

As soon as I clicked an F-key i got the menu up.
I checked the "nomodeset"-box and it actually booted up but graphical artifacts were still present while loading.

I think I'll try 13.10 instead because I suspect that my GTX 780 isn't working too great since it's kind of fresh compared to 12.04, the problem is that Ubuntu.com seems to be offline at the moment though so I guess it's the waiting game.
Edited by Uzanar - 11/8/13 at 5:36pm
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post #6 of 6
If you can get it to boot and install ( even with artifacts ), then all you have to do is install the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers and it should fix the artifacts. At least, it should if the problem is that of the open source driver not playing nice.

Either that, or find a distribution that comes with the proprietary drivers found and installed on boot.
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