Cannot install Mint 16 on Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard?

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Cannot install Mint 16 on Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard?

Post by sdim » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:39 am

Good morning, everyone, and happy new year.

A friend of mine bought the Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard as a result of his attempt to upgrade his old PC.
After we installed Windows 8.1 due to his need for specialised tools because of his work, we tried to install Mint 16 Cinnamon
on the same system, running the live DVD.
The funny thing is that while we were running the live DVD, we had a thing I've never seen before: The mouse cursor left a trace of successive cursors
while moving it around the screen. Nevertheless, thinking that it had something to do with the graphics driver, I went on to install it on the hard drive.
When the installation finished, during rebooting, we didn't have the Grub or a successful boot. Instead, we had a black screen which stayed there forever.
Something smelled fishy because while pressing F12 during boot, one of the options said something about UEFI, which I know is not always Linux compatible.

Now, the question is:
I read in the specifications of the motherboard and there is a note saying
Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
Can somebody tell me if installing Mint on this MB is possible? I didn't find any driver like the one mentioned above.

Many thanks in advance.

P.S. Useful links-->http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product ... id=4518#sp, http://www.gigabyte.us/support-download ... 1&pid=4518
MB:MSI 770 C-45 / HD1:500 GB-->Windows / HD2:320 GB-->Mint 18 Cinnamon
CPU:AMD X4 640 3.00 GHz / RAM:4.0 GB / VGA: NVidia GeForce GT630

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Re: Cannot install Mint 16 on Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard?

Post by dagon » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:36 am

sdim wrote:Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
More or less all component manufacturers have notes like that. Fear not!

Have you seen this thread?
you may have been able to boot successfully and install Linux Mint, but it won't boot successfully after installation.
It's the second part, "If you can't boot successfully after installing Linux Mint.", that I'm thinking of.

What hardware is installed on the board(cpu, graphic card)?

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Re: Cannot install Mint 16 on Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard?

Post by sdim » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:43 pm

Thank you for the answer, my friend.
It's an Intel i5@3.2 GHz and an NVidia GT630. The latter I have installed on my PC with no issues whatsoever.
Nevertheless, my connection is via HDMI whereas my friend's is via DVI.
MB:MSI 770 C-45 / HD1:500 GB-->Windows / HD2:320 GB-->Mint 18 Cinnamon
CPU:AMD X4 640 3.00 GHz / RAM:4.0 GB / VGA: NVidia GeForce GT630

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