If the BIOS was fubared such as to produce a black screen immediately upon bootup, without ever showing a trace of life, then it wouldn't seem to matter whether I booted with a CD, USB drive, floppy, or hard drive.The one exception, I figured, would be if I booted with some program designed to speak directly to the BIOS.This gave me the aforementioned black screen, just as it had done for another poor soul. Then, following the sequence of steps that would have been required to change the IGX Configuration back to Auto on another machine, I went through a series of keystrokes (Down, Enter, etc.).Those steps, done in the proper order, took me to the IGX Configuration part of the BIOS on that other machine. The computer seemed to have booted up nonetheless -- the hard drive light was flashing now and then, suggesting that some program was playing with itself in what I hoped was a nondestructive fashion -- but I could not see anything onscreen.So I hit Enter and changed the IGX Configuration from Auto (the default) to 512MB and rebooted. I booted the machine and kept hitting DEL for a while, figuring that this would take me into the BIOS setup.
I installed to my Gigabyte Intel based system without any issues. Other models with AMD needed IOMMU settings in both UEFI and grub.Gigabyte UEFI boot issues - The partition size of the created USB Installer device needs to be under that of 4GB.Others found UEFI/BIOS update solved issue of 4GB FAT limit. I have a Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P which is just a bit older than your board.turns out the IOMMU needs to be enabled in the BIOS. t=2242023 [SOLVED] GA-970A-DS3P revision 1 no usb 3.0 The biggest difference is that you have on-board video; have you tried "nomodeset"?This problems seems to be exclusive to Gigabyte boards. pag..._z97_hd3&num=1 GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 motherboard not working with 64 bit kernel - IOMMU GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="iommu=soft" My motherboard has run every version of Ubuntu since 10.04, although it has issues with ACPI, freezing after a random number of hours unless I specify a boot parameter of acpi=off.Unless things have changed dramatically tapping the DEL key repeatedly as soon as you power up should get you to the setup screen.