Alienware 17r4 locks up when trying to install Ubuntu Studio 18.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu Studio 18.10 on a blank ssd drive. It keeps locking up. Have tried changing bios setting that where suggested in other posts. Secure boot off, raid off, etc. I get the same when I try to install linux cinnamon mint and opensuse tumbleweed. Does anybody have any ideas? Really want Ubuntu Studio install on my alienware 17r4 like on my Asus laptop as I should be able to do more with my music that I can’t do on Asus intel i3. Any help would be greatly appreciated.