When the first screen comes up on your distro, you usually have an option to edit the command line for the linux kernel, though it varies from distro to distro. What the linux kernel needs to be told is:
vmlinuz all_the_other_args nomodeset rdblacklist=nouveau
Where "all_the_other_args" are those arguments already present.
This will force the installation to use the generic VGA driver which I've had no issue with using the 980, 980ti and now 1080. I'd expect the same with the titan.
Once installed, I then install the Nvidia proprietary driver.
Edited by cekim - 8/15/16 at 11:17am