Ubuntu – Black screen after select installing on a Dell Inspiron 14z


I'm trying to do a dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 14z notebook, but I always get a black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu.

I've tried to add nomodeset and acpi_osi="Linux" to the boot options, but it doesn't change anything.

The hardware:

  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
  • 8GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
  • 500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD
  • AMD Radeon HD7570M 1GB

This question isn't duplicated. I've already tested all tips in the following question!

Best Answer

Try booting Ubuntu without UEFI or Secure Boot. After that, you should be able to install it. If not, boot to the live CD (Try Ubuntu without installing) instead and install from there. Once you have installed, you may not be able to boot Ubuntu. Run this code from a live CD:

sudo apt-get install boot-repair
sudo boot-repair

Choose the recommended repair and follow the instructions boot-repair gives you, then reboot. You should be able to boot into Ubuntu.

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