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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: [Solved] Console text scrambled up when booting minimal iso Reply with quote

This is my first attempt ever to install Gentoo and I seem to be stuck before I even start.
I downloaded Minimal Installation CD iso and DD'ed it on a usb stick.
I reboot. Everything goes fine as far as booting is concerned except the fact that
the text on my screen is a mess. Scrambled text across 1/3 of the top of my screen.
Scrambled linux logo. Here is a picture of what it looks like: https://gyazo.com/a09ae8fd9daeafee8fc005002e8fc155
How can I fix this?

I'm trying to install on a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop with switchable graphics. .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you try another UDB/CD/DVD iso like SystemrescueCD or another Linux Distro Iso with life mode (like Ubuntu) ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keruskerfuerst wrote:
Can you try another UDB/CD/DVD iso like SystemrescueCD or another Linux Distro Iso with life mode (like Ubuntu) ?


Hello. I booted with legacy bios and everything seems fine. Except the fact that I don't know what I'm doing. Heh
So I wonder, if I continue the installation in this mode, will I be able to boot using eif after I'm done?
I'm currently using rEFIned to boot my windows and arch installation so having gento in that list was my goal.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Solved Reply with quote

Going in bios and enabling legacy boot seems to have done the trick. I can now boot in both legacy and efi mode.
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