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Thread: Leap install on Aspire One Cloudbook 14 ends in unreadable tty mode

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    Default Leap install on Aspire One Cloudbook 14 ends in unreadable tty mode

    I am having problems installing Leap 42.1 DVD USB stick on this Aspire One Cloudbook 14:

    http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.SHGAA.001

    USB stick written with Studio imagewriter and iso-file checked first with sha256sum.

    I set BIOS UEFI boot mode to Legacy and Windows 10 is whipped out ( Kubuntu 15.10 have been installed without problems)

    Was able to get the installer up and running in graphic mode by:

    F3 - No KMS and edd=off in kernel boot params

    After install of openSUSE Leap at the first boot from EDD Harddisk I get a new Leap Boot Menu (Grub2 ?) with very big and clumpsy graphic. The boot menu has two options:

    Standard openSUSE Leap system
    Advanced openSUSE Leap system

    and I can't see any way to type any kernel params (no KMS/nomodeset).

    Booting any of the 2 systems results in a black/white character screen filled with bold unreadable characters The systems hangs in some way and typing console mode (Alt + Ctrl + F2) print a standard Linux login, but still in bold, unreadable characters (tty mode).

    I would very much like to get openSUSE Leap 42.1 up and running with KDE on this little cheap laptop. I have used earlier openSUSE 13.X versions on different laptops and desktop with great pleasure. Hope somebody can help me

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    Default Re: Leap install on Aspire One Cloudbook 14 ends in unreadable tty mode

    I consider this problem as solved

    Found this thread https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ve-USB-failure which describe a similary error, especially this sentence:

    It rendered the boot information illegible, replacing characters with large blobs of white (this is with the full ISO not the live USB)
    The error came from (as I understand the thread and the Bugzilla https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=922529) from kernel in openSuse leap 42.1 handling the Aspire One's emmc drive.

    Solution at the moment is to switch to Tumbleweed as I have done, if you don't want to try upgrade a kernel on a badly installed system.

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