[Assist] Boot process halts before getty is reached

Freemor freemor at freemor.ca
Mon Nov 4 15:46:21 GMT 2019

On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 03:45:38PM +0100, Leon Plickat wrote:
> On Mo 04.11.2019, 09:43, Freemor wrote:
> > It sounds like a videocard/framebuffer issue to me. 
> > Easy way to check is while at the grub menu hit 'e' to edit
> > change the GFX_PAYLOAD= to "text" it probably says "keep" right now.
> > 
> > then try booting.. That should help prevent switching to framebuffer mode.
> > 
> > see if that gets you farther. If so we may be able to Dx whats screwy with the
> > framebuffer once you are into a VT.
> 'GFX_PAYLOAD=text' did not work, the screen still blanks.
> (Sorry for the possible double reply, thanks to this issue I am forced to use
> an email client on a different computer which I have not yet set up for lists)

No problem about the double... it happens

try adding vga=ask to the linux line (when editing the grub menu entry.
That should pop up a list of possible modes 
try choosing the one closest to:  00f0  - 80x25

Hopefully that'll drop you into 80x25 non vesafb mode 

> Friendly greetings,
> Leon Plickat

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