Just bought a new computer and assembled it today. Then as always I installed windows for all the graphic needs (Photoshop and Co) and now I wanted to install a dual boot with Fedora 24. Made a new USB bootable live install media and selected this uefi usb in the boot menu.

At this point it shows me regular grub menu where I can choose to start Fedora or check media and start Fedora. Tried both of them.

After a few seconds it shows me some [OK] Firewall loaded [OK] XY Loaded .... and so on. Then the mouse appears with the shell output still in background. I can move the mouse bot no Gnome Desktop appears. A few seconds later the mouse icon disappears and it has been frozen on the boot output.

I cant find any important output at this point.

Is there any way to install fedora whiteout a gui? Or can I disable the display drivers?

My setup: i7 7600K ASUS Maxmimus Hero VIII MSI Geforce GTX 1070

I tried to start the install with the build in VGA of my mainboard, but sure, there is no output.

Do you have any tips for installing Fedora on my new computer? I also tried a few ways to create the boot media, Mac dd, Windows Tool rufus, Mac Tool unetbootin and at least Windows Tool Fedora Media Writer. So I think I did not get a bad usb-iso install.

Oh and I also tried other distributions like ubuntu, which boots just fine. Also tried the newest beta of Fedora 25, but still the same error as above described.


It seems a graphic card driver issue. When you are about to boot your Fedora just in the GRUB menu, edit the entry and add a 3 at the end of the boot line, this will boot in text mode. When you reach the login do it and edit the xorg.conf with nano or vi, in the Device section under Driver change it to vesa, this is the basic default driver in Linux.

After this reboot your system and let it do it as usual, if you can access to your Gnome GUI just install the nVidia graphics via proprietary or open source drivers.

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