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Ubuntu Hi i download ubuntu without no problem but i after i booted it took me to the last page which it said checking for installement thats where i got freezed up it doesnt do anything.i talked to a friend he said i need to disable sli from my bios with i really have no idea where to start.you dont mine help me out with it

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Initially, without knowing the specifics of your computer like brand and model of the motherboard, best I can offer would be a generic response:

  • enter CMOS/BIOS setup page by pressing Del, Esc, F1, F12 or by some other key specific for your motherboard/computer;
  • set all settings to default;
  • determine if the BIOS has options to change SLI from Enable (default) to Disable.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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