Re: netinst bad display after first screen
- Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:37:13 -0400
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: netinst bad display after first screen
Blair, Charles E III composed on 2019-05-31 20:40 (UTC):
> I have downloaded the current netinst and
> burned it to a DVD.
I burned mine to CD. :p
> 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.
I chose Install, then pressed F10, and absolutely nothing happened, on both an
ancient PC, and a UEFI PC. <ENTER> does produce a response, as does E.
> 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
>> 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)
I'd try removing vga=788, allowing kernel to decide an appropriate screen mode to
use, and whether or not to employ a framebuffer, and if so, which type.
How old is your PC? Is it booting in UEFI mode? On the initial screen, do
E: Edit Selection and C: Grub Command line
appear? Is there already an OS on your PC? If yes, and it's Linux, please provide
Otherwise, please provide PC and/or motherboard model and brand.
Evolution as taught in public schools is religion, not science.
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