I can't install any os they crash on both ubuntu and win 10.

December 13, 2019 at 20:59:42
Specs: Windows 10/ubuntu , 2700x 16b ram
Nvme m.2 drive as boot drive possible? It is my only hard drive. New pc build and I used secure erase in the bios to completely wipe the drive before install.
Bios is set to other os and boot keys disabled. I'm pretty sure it's either the android creation app I'm using to make the iso's bootable isnt making uefi bootable drives or maybe my ssd nvme drive is garbage it's used. Motherboard is brandnew. All other parts are used,2700x, graphics card and nvme are used. I can run ubuntu live cd off the stick fine.
Any suggestions on why both operating systems refuse to install?
Windows 10 crashes at 16%
Ubuntu crashes right away too.
Android usb to iso isn't creating gtp partition on the stick? It seems to be uefi bootable stick considering in the bios it only boots from the uefi usb stick not the legacy usb stick. Both the same stick but bios gives me option to boot both options.
Bios boots from uefi, other os, and keys disabled.
Preferably I want windows 10 installed but I was trying ubuntu and live cd because i just wanted an os installed and then figure out how to get windows 10 installed once I have a working pc. It's annoying only having my android phone to make the USB drive. The app is iso 2 usb.

Asus rog strix x470-f mob
M.2 nvme samsung 960 evo
Asus rog strix OC vega 56
Amd 2700x

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#1
December 13, 2019 at 21:27:20
"android creation app I'm using to make the iso's bootable"

Use Rufus
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http://rufus.akeo.ie/
Windows 10 bootable USB drive with Rufus
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UEFI
Select the GPT partition scheme for UEFI computers.

During the install, Delete all the partitions. Keep hitting Delete until Delete & Format are greyed out.
You are then left with an Unallocated drive.
No other drives should be connected during the install.


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#2
December 14, 2019 at 06:24:52
The bootable Linux stick should have an option to test the memory. Try running it. You'll either find the RAM is defective or you can rule it out as the problem.

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#3
December 14, 2019 at 07:00:15
I checked it with live ubuntu and it was fine so I Atleast know that ubuntu is installed properly on the USB. Rules out that the USB is corrupt. It doesn't give me an option to test memory with the live ubuntu I have, only *check disk for defects*. I think what's happening is because it's not formatted in gpt format (as far as I know) that it's not installing either os.
I looked into android gpt partition apps but they all require a rooted phone.
I'll probably drive to a friend's an hour away and format the USB with Rufus. Hope it's as simple as using Rufus and it isn't some other issue I'm unaware of yet.

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#4
December 14, 2019 at 07:28:30
Thank you for the reply. I found out they removed memtest from ubuntu on uefi versions.
I'm looking into alternatives to stress test cpu, ram etc. to rule out hardware.

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#5
December 14, 2019 at 17:00:05
Memtest86, Create USB stick, can be loaded on USB stick with Windows or Linux so as long as you have 2nd USB port you should be OK booting off Linux and making a separate stick for Memtest:
https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

You should be able to download Windows 10 ISO while running Linux and create a separate USB stick for installing Windows 10:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/sof...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
December 14, 2019 at 20:01:13
Thanks. Update Incase anyone has the same problem. It ended up being a ram issue. I pulled one stick and it installed ubuntu fine. I just put the other stick back in and it seems to run fine.
I'm putting memtest86 on a stick next to see what it tells me about the ram.

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#7
December 15, 2019 at 21:05:05
Sometimes RAM issues are 'fixed' by cleaning the edge contacts with a soft clean pencil eraser, removing the eraser dust, popping them in and out 4 or 5 times which also burnishes the socket contacts. The retesting them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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