Recovering Ubuntu install

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Daniel Wee
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Recovering Ubuntu install

Post by Daniel Wee » Mon 29 Aug 29 2016 9:21 pm

1. download latest Ubuntu 64-bit ISO
2. use Rufus from Windows to create bootable USB from ISO, defaults will do
3. from BIOS settings disable Windows SSD - P5 by disabling SATA6G_5 (Gray) in PCH Storage settings
4. Boot override to UEFI USB disk
5. Follow through and Erase SCSI6 (ubuntu disk), use UEFI mode
6. After install under "Additional Drivers" select NVIDIA graphics driver 361
7. Reboot into BIOS and re-enable SATA6G_5
8. Back in Ubuntu, ctrl-T for terminal and "sudo update-grub"
http://linuxbsdos.com/2015/10/31/how-to ... rd-drives/

9. Apply updates "Software update" and "Ubuntu software"

Daniel Wee
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Re: Recovering Ubuntu install

Post by Daniel Wee » Fri 23 Sep 23 2016 9:24 pm

When booting to a black screen - it's probably a video driver issue. Hold "shift" (right-shift) during booting procedure. This may take several tries. That should get you into the grub menu.

press "e" while the menu is on "Ubuntu", the primary option. This allows you to edit the boot parameters. Look for the line starting with "linux ...". Change the string "quiet nosplash" to "nomodeset". Then hit ctrl-x to reboot.

This boots into the desktop on the generic drivers at VGA resolution. Use ctrl-option+T (or ctrl-alt-T) to get into the termina. Once there, try:-

sudo apt-get install nvidia-370

That should get you the latest driver. Reboot after that.

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