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    Default Black screen and symbol _ (net 64-bit iso, 20171031)

    Hello. I try to boot this iso with menu item for installation: opensuse, tumbleweed, network install, 64 bit, 20171031.
    I do this on computer with BIOS, not UEFI.
    I get black screen with grey symbol "_" at top-left corner of screen.
    Tried to switch to different consoles - no change.
    Additional details:
    graphics card - nvidia 9500 GT.

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    Default Re: Black screen and symbol _ (net 64-bit iso, 20171031)

    Have you configured an intial network configuration in the kernel command line so that the machine can reach the installation sources?

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    Default Re: Black screen and symbol _ (net 64-bit iso, 20171031)

    Be sure the checksum of the iso is correct. Instructions on the download page

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    Default Re: Black screen and symbol _ (net 64-bit iso, 20171031)

    Did you by any chance just copy the iso to the USB device? If so, that will never work.
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    Default Re: Black screen and symbol _ (net 64-bit iso, 20171031)

    This problem with the nouveau driver has been a plague of Tumbleweed for a LOOOONG time.
    This plague has constantly causing the trouble that you described: "_" on the top-left of the screen.

    Since your hard disk or SSD is configured with MBR, on the first page of installation (or on the grub page),
    type F5 (or F4, I can't remember) to get into kernel parameter modification.
    Append " nomodeset" on the list of existing kernel parameters.

    If your hard disk or SSD was configured with UEFI, type `e' on the first page of installation (or on the grub page).
    Append "nomodeset" on the kernel-parameter line of an about 7-line long file that contains the kernel parameter line.

    When a new kernel without the bug arrives, you can check whether the new kernel is bug-free
    after deleting "nomodeset" in kernel parameter setting under the yast "boot-loader".
    If a new kernel still has the bug, then raise your voice to the kernel-developers and nouveau developer.

    Good luck.

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