I'm trying to install Debian 8.5 Linux (amd64 netinstall from USB) on a Fujitsu Lifebook P701, but after I select "Install" (or "Graphical Install", or anything else) from grub, I get corrupted screen - black with some blinking pixels at the top. But I think it's really only a display issue, because:
- caps lock, num lock works (leds change)
- alt-F1, alt-F2 (or ctrl-alt-F1 in Graphical Install) causes blinking pixels at the top of the screen to change (different "pattern" for each virtual console)
- I was able to proceed with "Install using speech synthesis" (but only for a while - it's hard to understand and I don't want to break something so I stopped at disk partitioning)
I tried ubuntu installer and it works without any problems, but I do not want ubuntu, I want debian.
What I tried:
- switching grub to textmode - grub command:
linux .../vmlinuz vga=788 --- quietto
../vmlinuz vga=normal fb=false
../vmlinuz text nofb
and many other variants
CD installer, DVD installer
It all resulted in black screen with random pixels at the top. And sometimes (grub console text mode) "Booting a command list" text partialy covered at the top with the random pixels.
Is there some way to use only text mode for both grub and kernel? Or is there any way to install without screen? The laptop has no serial port, so no serial console, but perhaps using USB port or network?
Fujitsu LifeBook P701, Intel Core i5-2520M, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000