I've been trying to get Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running on my new MSI GE63 Raider. I can get into the live USB by passing
acpi=off and then running the installer. After that, I install the proprietary nvidia driver (
nvidia-driver-390). Also I have tried installing
nvidia-prime and bumblebee. I've also blacklisted nouveau.
The issue is that I cannot for the life of me get it to boot without passing
acpi=off, because otherwise it hangs at a purple screen. When trying in recovery mode with any of the included kernels (4.15.0-20 and 4.15.0-29) I can see it hangs at
Loading initial ramdisk.
In addition to the above I tried passing following parameters in GRUB:
acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009"
… and a couple more (I forget after trying so many)
The specs of this laptop are:
- intel i7 8750h (6 core)
- nvidia gtx1060m
- 16gb of RAM
- 256gb ssd (which holds the windows 10 partition and the "/"
- 1000gb hdd (which holds the data for windows and "/home"
The BIOS settings are set to UEFI. Fast boot and secure boot are both disabled. I've also tried switching off Intel speedstep and c-states, both to no avail.
Also, I have tried to install Debian 9, Lubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Deepin 15.5 and Mint 18, all of which need the added
Does anyone have any advice for this?
Thanks in advance!