Ubuntu – Errors from nouveau when installing or booting from live usb


When I try to install or boot Ubuntu from USB I get these errors relating to nouveau:

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fifo: write fault ... REGION VIOLATION ... init failed

Any possible fixes?

Best Answer

The answer is what @MichaelBay said in the comments. I had this same issue when trying to live boot Linux Mint 18, any of the flavors with an Nvidia 970 GPU.

  1. For UEFI boot, press e when it says “Start Linux/Ubuntu”.
  2. Find the line that says quiet splash
  3. Right after that, add nomodeset and then press F10 to boot (or whatever key it instructs you to press).

It should boot Linux now with no graphics drivers, which appears to be the problem.