I am currently trying to get EOS going on my laptop, since I do like arch on my desktop and EOS promises to give arch without all the installation hazzle. I am still on manjaro on the laptop at the moment, since I’ve run into issues.
At first I ran into an error
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable., to which I tried changing the mirror for the .iso. Since that didn’t work, I then changed the usb device. That did solve the PXE issue, but left me with another problem:
Upon selected the usb drive to boot, the screen stays black with a white underscore flashing. Something odd I’ve noticed is that the screen seems to be at 1080p initially to then change resolution.
The screen with the flashing underscore is completly unresponsive. I have tried E to be able to add
no modeset to grub, as some other forums have suggested. Since that didn’t work, I tried to create the stick on another machine. Same thing upon booting.
I have created all my sticks with dd, first with just the bs parameter, upon failure I added the suggested
conv parameters. That did not do the trick. I verified both the german and the github mirror iso with the given sha512 test. I did also try the iso in both qemu and VirtualBox, which both worked just fine. So the .iso doesn’t seem to be the issue.
I think the problem might be due to my GPU, which is a GTX1650. The gpu itself has the weird habit of only turning on when the power cord is plugged in, though. This is one of the main reasons that I wanted to switch from manjaro, since I couldn’t get prime nor anything alike running. Does anyone have an idea of what to try next?