I'm tying to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 distro on my laptop. I boot my pc from the usb with the Ubuntu installer, On the GRUB menu, I select test without install, but when it reachs the screen where yo can read Ubuntu with the moving point below: Here, ,my pc gets freeze

It gets freeze and nothing happens.

My laptop is a Mountain Iridium with an Intel Core i7 6700HQ, M.2 240GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, RAM 16GB DDR4 2133MHz and Nvidia GTX970M 3GB GDDR5


I managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but problems still happens.

When installation ends and a windows prompts you to select keep testing or reboot, I select restart and the pc hangs, I have to long press on the power botton to reboot. Once rebooted it gets the log in screen, I introduce my password, and... "surprise" the computers hangs, again.

Edit 2:

Trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 again, I get this error message Error message

The pc hangs and I can't install anything

  • Is the point still moving? How long have you waited? By "freeze" do you mean that the point stops moving or just that the screen seems to you to take too long?
    – Wildcard
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 7:51
  • The three points stops, the fan stops. You can wait for several minutes and no answer Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 14:28
  • are you using a secondary monitor when above error happens ? If so unplug it and do the initial install with just the stand alone laptop ... if still no go my guess would be that its barfing on the open source graphics driver nouveau ... in which case install nvidia proprietary drivers from ubuntu package Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 0:25

1 Answer 1


Try to edit the option 'try without install': Set root=/dev/ram0 in the kernel loading line (the line that starts with linux)

Just highlight the line and hit e key to edit.

You should try to hit ESC and see what's happen behind the initialization screen.

  • @rojoherrero Ok. I am waiting for your updates.
    – 141.80
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 13:45
  • Sorry for the delay, I've had a busy time. As i wrote on the problem description, I "manage to install" Ubuntu 16.04, but when i reach the log in screen and type my credentials the pc hangs. Commented May 20, 2016 at 17:29

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