My laptop is a
Toshiba CB35-B3340. Also called a Chromebook 2, with part number
PLM02U-009008. I had a working installation of Arch on it yesterday, but accidentally destroyed it while moving partitions around.
On the previous installation, this weird glyph-like text error would occur in the middle of boot, but would resolve itself at the login prompt and I would proceed. I had intended to get to the cause of it, but decided not to bother.
I am now dealing with this same issue. During boot, the glyph-like text error appears. Unlike before, it does not resolve itself automatically. Please see attached my four images that illustrate the boot sequence.
Note that I'm certain that I'm actually interfacing with the system. I can tell from what I'm putting into the console and the length of the output that I am indeed dealing with a simple working installation of Arch.
I have tried changing the font with
setfont, and it does have an effect; I can set
Goha-16 and the difference will be the height. The glyphs, however, will remain.