I am a beginner with Ubuntu, and I wanted to try to install it alongside Windows 10 on a new laptop with NVidia GTX 1070 (UEFI). I am running into some strange problems, and I was wondering if someone could help.
I created a bootable USB drive with the latest Ubuntu 16.04 image from Canonical, and I am now trying to boot into it with the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option.
As many others, I have a problem booting into the USB. If I use the USB to boot into the "Try Ubuntu without Installing" option without editing anything, I get the following error:
nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: read fault at …. engine 1f ….
nouveau 0000:01:00.0: HUBO …
nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: failed to create kernel channel, -22
where the dots represent a bunch of numbers and/or stuff that may not be relevant. The screen then turns black, until I force the laptop to shutdown.
After searching the web, I came across several solutions. One of them was to go into the "Try Ubuntu without Installing" option by pressing "e" and adding "nouveau.modeset=0" in the middle of the second line as follows:
quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 —
and pressing f10 to boot. I have also tried adding "nouveau.modeset=0" after the "—" signs, or getting rid of "quiet splash", or using "nomodeset=0", to no avail.
Instead of a completely blank screen, I now get the Ubuntu logo with 5 dots getting filled. However, after about 5 seconds, the screen starts flickering between Completely Black and the Ubuntu logo (with all 5 dots completely filled) every second. After about 20 minutes, it still shows the same behavior, and I just decided to shut it down.
I have tried everything that I could find, such as checking if the USB had any problems, going inside the BIOS and disabling secure boot, and using "nomodeset" instead of "nouveau.modeset=0". It seems that it is a problem with the graphics drivers for Nvidia 1070, but I can't even boot into a USB to download them in the first place.
Anyone has any idea on how I could fix this? It seems that most people got it working with the fixes above, but they are just not working for me.
NVIDIA GTX 1070
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU
SMBIOS Version 3.0
BIOS Mode UEFI
Secure Boot State OFF
BIOS Version American Megatrends Inc.
Thank you for your time! Please let me know!
EDIT1: I was able to get the USB to work by adding also:
"acpi=off" in the options.
However, now I can only boot my computer with that option in GRUB, and when I do, I need to force shutdown the computer.
I tried reinstalling all the nvidia drivers and trying different ACPI options. Still cannot fix the problem, or at least find an ACPI option that allows me to shutdown the system…