Ubuntu 19.10 Live USB Issues on Mac (Stuck on Loading Screen)

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I am trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 on my MacBook Pro (2019) and I have encountered a few issues. I successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 after a bit of working through issues. I burned the Ubuntu ISO onto a USB using Etcher and I am using Mac’s regular boot loader. I can see the EFI volume and I click on it and it gets to the part where it lists “Try Ubuntu without Installing”, “Try Ubuntu without Install (Safe Graphics)”, “Install Ubuntu”, etc. When I select “Install Ubuntu”, the screen goes black and nothing happens, and same thing with “Install Ubuntu (Safe Graphics)”. When I select “Try Ubuntu without Installing”, I get the following output (sorry I couldn’t take actual screenshots):

for some reason pictures aren’t working for me, here is a link to the picture

When I select “Try Ubuntu without Installing (Safe Graphics)”, I get a bit of different behavior. First, the graphics resize, which indicates that the nomodeset is doing something. Second, it gets past the previous point. I hit F2 to see the console log. It says [FAILED] Failed unmounting /cdrom then a lots of green messages, then it gets stuck on a start job is running for udev (if I switched to the GUI mode it would show the Ubuntu with the dots under it going on for a while). After about 3 minutes of that, the output gets very weird. It seems to be printing some sort of machine code or memory contents. It prints out a new batch every like 3-5 minutes. I let it sit for about 10 hours and it just kept on doing this with the fans at full speed.

failed unmounting /cdrom

start job is running

picture of whole screen

weird machine code ram contents stuff

I disabled the T2 chip and all the secure boot features. I don’t think that’s the issue because I install Ubuntu 18.04 fine (though with some driver issues).

I’ve tried a few different things to fix this issue. I tried using Ubuntu’s Startup Disk Creator to burn the ISO. Same results. I tried using rEFInd bootloader. Same results. I tried adding nouveau.modeset=0 to the grub configuration. Same results. I don’t really know what else to do.

What can I try to fix these issues? Did I miss a step?

tl;dr I’m trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 on my Macbook Pro. I can get onto the Live USB but when I try to actually try Ubuntu without installing I run into a lot of weird error messages.

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