Ubuntu 16.10 fixes Out of Range error for Nvidia GTX 10-series cards

It would appear that users of Nvidia GTX 10-series cards were unable to install Ubuntu and other Linux distributions on their systems because they got an Out of Range error when trying to boot from a Live DVD or USB. I encountered this problem myself with many different Linux distributions. The most recommended way to fix this issue was to use the integrated graphics card on your PC and install the latest Nvidia drivers. Well, no shit, Sherlock. But what if you don’t have one, like people with Intel Xeon E3 or AMD FX processors? Well, sucks to be you. You can’t install Linux.

Fortunately, with the release of Ubuntu 16.10 this problem seems to be a thing of the past. Trying to boot in legacy mode still gave me the out of range error, but UEFI mode worked flawlessly and let me install the operating system without hassle.

I still did have to install the proprietary binary blob for Nvidia graphics cards to get to change the resolution to something acceptable (for some reason, Nouveau only ran in 640×480), but things have been working like normal after fixing that.

We’ll see when other distributions will fix this issue in the future.

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