On 26 February 2017 at 15:44, Ian Pilcher <arequipeno(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 02/25/2017 08:46 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Sorry.... Forgot to mention, I think this only works with the "netinst"
> image and not the live one.
Yeah. I found various links on how to do a text mode install, but
bupkis on booting live media in text mode. Uugh!
Ultimately, I ended up doing a VNC install (getting the IP address from
the DHCP server log). Once I had that done, I was able to SSH in,
create a file in /etc/modprobe.d to blacklist the gma500_gfx module, and
rebuild the initramfs. It worked, but it *really* seems like there
should be a way to boot the live media in text mode.
IIUC, you could have blacklisted that module by adding the following
to the kernel cmdline at boot:
I checked and that module isn't included in the initrd in the Live
(workstation) image, so the above command should work.