I have Windows 10 and i wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04, preferably on the same drive as Windows, or if need be in another drive.

I tried first to make the LiveUSB with Unetbootin which failed twice; the first attempt resulting in a USB which would not boot, the second would boot but its install failed. I also tried Rufus and LinuxLive USB with no results, then i tried to make a Fedora LiveUSB in LinuxLive which also failed.

Ubuntu's LiveUSB made with Unetbootin, failed with these error messages:

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And when II tried Fedora it failed with these errors: enter image description here

My BIOS version is Award Software International, Inc. F6, 30/05/2012.
CPU is AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0 @ ~4Ghz.
Graphic card is an AMD Radeon R9 Series 200. Edit: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 rev 1.2

  • These are all complaints about BIOS bugs. Make sure you update the BIOS. And you also need to boot with UEFI. – Michael Hampton Nov 16 '18 at 23:34
  • Please click on edit above and add to your original post which motherboard you have. – K7AAY Nov 17 '18 at 0:48
  • @MichaelHampton I saw something about this searching the error in internet but i don't know where i choose between LEGACY or UEFI. I think it should be in the bios options but i don't see anything about boot mode and choose between those – Jaume Garcia Sanchez Nov 18 '18 at 0:18
  • Your motherboard supports UEFI booting. And it has a BIOS update available. – Michael Hampton Nov 18 '18 at 1:56
  • I updated my Motherboard with Gigabyte APP Center and despite a bunch of messages saying ¨this driver can't relese to failure¨ looks like all went good but i am still withou knowing how to set booting to UEFI – Jaume Garcia Sanchez Nov 18 '18 at 12:55

Looks like you could get the Ubuntu one working if you get into the grub menu editor by pressing e when the grub menu is up then edit the entry that you are booting into, to include acpi=off. Like it is done here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/160036/how-do-i-disable-acpi-when-booting this should help.

  • I can't get to grub, After reboot the pc i go for choose the boot method i choose USB and the boots throught the USB where i have Ubuntu but then stay with the garnet screen of ubuntu like 10 or 15 seconds and then appers the terminal screen with all that stuff – Jaume Garcia Sanchez Nov 18 '18 at 0:15
  • As soon as you hit enter for choosing usb, hit shift as quick as possable and hold it until you see something that tells you the widow has past. – Michael Prokopec Nov 18 '18 at 0:27
  • Also insted of using Unetbootin or the like try: mount to find the usb device id then sudo umount /dev/sd<?><?> where <?><?> is a letter followed by a number of the drive. Then, next: dd bs=4M if="/path/to/iso.iso" of="/dev/sd<?>" conv=fdatasync. – Michael Prokopec Nov 18 '18 at 0:37
  • I am gonna try the shift thing but i can't try the mount and unmount thing cause im in windows and i don't have (or i don't know where is it) terminal – Jaume Garcia Sanchez Nov 18 '18 at 0:56
  • Okey if i keep presed shift after select boot throught USB it appears the screen of "loading operating system" and then appear the word "boot:" waiting for write something but anything else i can exit from there pressing escape but nothing changes – Jaume Garcia Sanchez Nov 18 '18 at 18:02

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