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Re: netinst bad display after first screen




On 2019-05-31 4:40 p.m., Blair, Charles E III wrote:
    I have downloaded the current netinst and
burned it to a DVD.

    When I boot it, the first screen I see shows
the usual beginning with choices "Graphics Install,"
"Install," "Advanced".

    I choose "Install" and press F10.

    The monitor then shows a row of what look like
tiny screen images at the top, with the rest of
the monitor all black.  Crtl-Alt-F1, etc makes
changes in the tiny images at the top, but the
all-black rest of screen is unchanged.

    At this point, I'm just guessing.  I tried
repeating the process, except that I changed

linux /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- quiet
to

linux /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=normal fb=false --- quiet
and pressing F10.  This gave me an all-black screen,
no tiny row.

    I really hope somebody can tell me what "magic words"
I should be using. (I tried "nomodeset" but that didn't help)

Did you check the sha256 code against the netinst.iso file? Also did you verify that the DVD burned correctly?

Finally, why did you select "Install" then press F10? You should just hit "enter".