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Old 04-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
Tuxqi
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UEFI/Graphical Boot problems


I've just built a new PC.. with a MSI x79a-gd45 (8d) motherboard.

All the hardware seems to be running ok.

This is also the first time I have installed/had a UEFI PC.

First of all I tried booting a couple of my live cds to install a new system but none would boot.. after some research I found out they have to have the ability to boot in UEFI mode.

I downloaded the latest ubuntu (12.04) which is my least fave distro.. but would do for now.. and it booted to the grub menu for the live-cd.. but then when I try booting to the live demo or just install the screen goes black and I dont see anything else.. not even any kind of verbose or out of range messages...

any help would be appreciated.




Edit/Update:

I downloaded and burned the iso for 'Archboot' and again.. got it to boot but then I try to load any of the options from grub.. screen just goes black and I see no more..

I am guessing it might be some graphics card driver issue... it's an nvidia card.. usually never have any trouble with them... but I still get no message on the screen telling me anything.

Last edited by Tuxqi; 04-13-2012 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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as another update... tried a number of things... I read about using 'nomodeset' and a couple of other similar graphics options to the boot strings in grub... sadly none worked and I still just end up with a black screen. I even uninstalled the graphics card and installed my old one..same thing.. black screen..

so I am guessing it may be some other component.

I really don't want to do something drastic like... install windows... been windows free for 8-9 years..
 
Old 04-18-2012, 05:37 AM   #3
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download a new (10.4) version of bios from the msi site and install it from usb flash drive. it helped me with the same problem on this motherboard

Last edited by ismd; 04-18-2012 at 05:40 AM.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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I really don't want to do something drastic like... install windows... been windows free for 8-9 years..
if you try you can't install windows too
 
Old 08-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
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I forgot I made this topic... but yes it was indeed the motherboard BIOS.
 
  


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