LiveUSB UEFI bootable with toram and nomodeset

Setting up LiveUSB

I had really mysterious things, when tried to boot Xubuntu Live USB on my ASUS ROG GL552VW. Graphic card: Nvidia 960m
After booting Live USB and trying Xubuntu without installation, it just freezes.

So here is instructions that will help, if you have a same problem.
(Notice, that not all instructions here is required for your pc build, so be ready to try all)
For my build it works with that set up.

1. Download Xubuntu ISO file.

2. Format USB to fat32

3.1 Use UNetbootin to install Xubuntu ISO file to USB
3.2 Additional!
Space used to preserve files across reboots” to 1MB min – 4GB (4096MB) max.

4.Take secure boot and fast boot off in UEFI/BIOS!!!

5. Make sure that your Live USB is booting before other OS.
My boot order: Live USB -> Linux Mint -> Windows 10
OR
Simply press “ESC”, F9 or F12 and choose your usb.

6.1 Boot Live USB and choose “Try Xubuntu without installing” then press “e” button.
6.2 Edit file with adding after “quiet splashnomodeset (to turn off the graphics) and toram(so that you can use Xubuntu without USB after booting).

quiet splash nomodeset toram ---

6.3 On some computers LiveUSB works fine without adding “nomodeset“!!!

6.4 Because after adding “nomodeset” my screen resolution droped to 800×600, I started finding other solution.

Here is some of them that i found:

nouveau.modeset=0
OR
nomodeset grub_gfxmode=1920x1080x24
OR
nomodeset grub_gfxmode=1920x1080x32
OR
nomodeset rdblacklist=nouveau

So i tried nouveau.modeset=0 and it worked!

quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 toram ---

I hope you solved your problem. 🙂

Additional Information

If you desided install Xubuntu, you can permanently set boot options just by adding “nomodeset” and/or “toram” in grub file:

sudoedit /etc/default/grub

Add changes in “GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT” after “quiet splash

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset toram"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

In same place you can set up screen resolution removing “#” and changing:

#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

to

GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080

Then update grub:

sudo update-grub

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