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Fedora 25 and 24 live fails to boot (black screen)

asked 2016-12-09 18:36:03 -0500

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updated 2016-12-09 18:38:22 -0500

I tried f25 dvd and f24 usb, both act the same. Grub(or whatever loader that is) shows flne, but after selecting option screen goes blank with just a cursor in the tor right corner and computer hangs up completely. F21 (urgraded from 19) works just fine on same pc (Acer TravelMate 4750G).

If I remove "quiet" from kernel options there are some messages (see image) but they aren't of any help to me:

I also tried adding every related kernel option I could find with no effect whatsoever:

  • nomodeset
  • nouveau.modeset=0
  • rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau
  • nomodule single
  • inst.xdriver=vesa
  • intel_pstate=no_hwp

So I'm out of ideas now.

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Uefi or Bios? Created USB accordingly? A non-UEFI capable boot device will hang with (U)EFI firmware...

That's how a BIOS start menu looks like:

And that is how a UEFI start menu looks like:

More information here

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-12-09 19:18:01 -0500 )edit

UEFI. I don't remember how I created that usb but since dvd is not working either that shouldn't be the issue here. Also I installed previous versions of Fedora just fine on this pc, from both dvd and usb.

ldpl gravatar imageldpl ( 2016-12-10 12:47:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-10 12:49:30 -0500

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Apparently my UEFI (or whatever that acer/phoenix crap is) can't actually boot UEFI images for some reason. And it has no BIOS compatibility options or any UEFI options for that matter. But removing EFI files from USB forced it to boot in BIOS mode and that worked relatively well, at least I got live os running with gnome and everything. Anaconda though was working extremely slow so I abandoned installing it for now.

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