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Why won't the ISO image boot on my machine?
- Did you verify the downloaded ISO image as described on the Installation page?
- Does your machine support 64-bit? (If you're trying to run a 64-bit VM, then your 64-bit processor must support virtualization and virtualization must be enabled in the BIOS.) If not, then you'll need to obtain a 64-bit machine to use our 64-bit ISO image (recommended).
- If you think your machine does support 64-bit, but you're still having problems with our 64-bit ISO image, try downloading the Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit ISO image and seeing if it runs. If it doesn't, then you should verify your 64-bit compatibility.
- If the ISO image boots, but it does not get past the splash screen, try pressing the "Esc" key to see the current status.
- If the ISO image boots, but the Live Desktop doesn't appear properly, it may be an issue with your video card. Try the
nomodesetoption on the boot menu:
If that works but you are left with low resolution and you have an nvidia graphics chipset, you can do the following AFTER installation:
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-173
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-96
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current