I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10, however when I boot, a nouveau "unknown chipset", "failed to create" error is all that is on the screen (just black with white text). The computer then freezes completely and I am unable to install Ubuntu. The graphics card I am using is an Nvidia ASUS GTX 960 Strix.
Is it possible to install Ubuntu with alternative drivers? Is there a way to install with a text only mode? The CPU is an AMD chip so there I cannot use an Intel graphics driver.
If I can install it and get to a TTY then I can install the proprietary Nvidia driver myself but I cannot even boot the installer at this point.