Linux does not install...please help
disabling UEFI didn't change anything, however i got it working in recovery mode only by using DVD with 64 bit iso only instead of bootable USB. I read that USB's and UEFI do not mix well. Apparently so in my particular case.
my hardware is all new, so i suspect more users in the future will be encountering this issue.
Core i7(ivybridge) cpu
Asus maximus 5 gene motherboard
16 gigs ddr 3 ram
Corsair SSD hardrive
580 gtx nvidia graphics
What im doing
Dual booting (windows 7 Installed nicely)
I have had several distros each properly put onto a USB drive as was windows which installed fine.
Mint 13, Fedora 17...etc will not go much farther than the grub menu. I can move the mouse cursor around but system is hung.
Example with mint 13: in boot devices, i have 2 options for the same USB, one has the prefix of "UEFI"...selecting either one results in same outcome.
I see the GRUB menu, if i select install Linux, screen goes black, later i see the mouse cursor...the end. I even took a two hour nap..nothing.
If i select "compatability mode" i see lots of text scrolling, eventually it says something about Xserver GUI failed...the end
Other distros like Fedora 17 for instance, i get to the part where i get the options to either try Fedora or install to disk...it hangs and wont do anything
What ive tried
Different USB drives, different iso's from other servers, 64 bit isos, different usb ports. Googling didnt turn up much either but results suggest its a UEFI bios issue. Im noob so i didnt understand about all the complicated programming involved from those searches assuming thats the problem.
Search suggests that fedora 17 64 bit iso in UEFI mode should work but however it does not.
What can i try...step by step please? I fear if you guys cant help, no one can and ill be stuck having to buy an overpriced Mac or be stuck foreever with Windows (**shivers**)