I am trying to install Linux onto my new MSI Ghost Pro GS60 6QE computer (I only found out today that MSI is notoriously unreliable with linux) and I am having a lot of trouble. For the whole day I tried to troubleshoot it but to no avail, my situation is this.
I am trying to dual boot my computer with linux using the YUMI pendrive. To get the computer to even recognise the bootable drive I disabled Secure Boot, Fast Boot, Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel Speedstep and also changed "Boot mode select" to Legacy mode.
When I actually run the Ubuntu installer it stalls on the splash screen, when I press escape it shows some process have been completed but seems to freeze on a random process (Eg. in one case it was "Starting Cups ..." and another time it was "Starting WPA"). This happened with all the distros I tried (Xubuntu 15.10, 15.4, 14.4 and Ubuntu 15.10 15.4).
As I am using Yumi and not in grub I don't have access to boot options using f6, all I could do was edit the executable and just replaced "splash screen ---" with "nomodeset ---" and it made no difference other then not loading the splash screen but still stalling on a random process.
My Specs are:
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz
Motherboard: Microstar International MS-16H7
I hope someone has run into something similar and can help. If there is anyway to pinpoint the error could someone explain.
Thanks for taking the time, it's been a long day.