Ubuntu – Do I get a black/purple screen when booting on a brand new PC build


So I am quite new to Linux/Ubuntu, and while searching for parts and building my new PC myself, i decided i wanted to cut some costs by installing Linux instead of Windows. I have the PC all put together, everything runs fine and i can boot up to the BIOS menu easily. I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS onto my USB flash drive using pendrivelinux.com and have attempted to boot up and install Linux multiple times. But everytime I try to install Linux or try Linux without installing, the monitor shows a loading screen and then goes to a purple screen (or a black screen when I use my TV as a monitor). The onboard video is already disabled to my knowledge. I do not have any other operating system installed on my build and am trying to make Ubuntu the native OS.

My build includes:

  • MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
  • AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • MSI R9 270X Gaming 4G
  • NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Best Answer

After playing and searching around, I found that I could enter the GRUB menu by holding down F11, then pressing "e" on "install ubuntu" i then looked for where it said "quick splash --" and changed it to "nomodeset $vt_handoff" this allowed my system to boot it all up and after installing I played around with the /etc/default/grub file and changed around some text to allow my system to boot up right to Ubuntu.

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