[kubuntu] blank screen of death after install, no console boot

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http://ubuntuforums.org – tl;dr New Asus laptop, LiveUSB works fine, installed distros do not start - blank screen, cannot start in console mode When I do this in the grub edit menu, I get the same results: linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=32939def-1f4a-4134-9b56-bed2319a9216 ro nosplash --verbose text Full History below: From: Y Sent: December-14-12 3:01 PM To: RAMSESray Subject: Re: Purple Screen after boot-repair sorry, i have no more idea. please ask on ubuntuforums.org 2012/12/14 RAMSESray Y, I end up with a catch 22 situation. -I disable Secure Boot, no problem - (Hardware)