I am building a new PC, and I can’t install Debian. When I start my USB boot drive, I see the booting menu as below.

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Then when I select "Graphical install" and I get the following problem:

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When I tried to select simple “Install", I got the same result:

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My CPU is Ryzen 2200G with Vega GPU.

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    A related question (I don't use Debian so I can't tell whether this is a true duplicate): unix.stackexchange.com/questions/291498/… – Kusalananda Sep 18 '18 at 9:50
  • This looks like either a driver screwup or a graphics mode that the monitor can't handle. It's been ages since I installed Debian, but the first thing I'd try is to press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to see if text consoles are enabled, both from the initial menu and from the screwed-up screen. If you can get to a text console from the screwed up screen, next step is to check dmesg and/or Xorg.log for what drivers it loaded, and what it thinks it did when it switched modes. – dirkt Sep 18 '18 at 12:10
  • Console are broken too. It looks like problem @Kusalananda said. I think it happens becouse Debian 9 use 4.9 kernal as defoult. But Ryzen 3 2200g is new processor and kernal support since 4.17 version. =( – Lakremon Sep 18 '18 at 12:16
  • I had a old Debian 9 on my HDD. and now I run it. But I got a lot another problems - gruphic is terrible and my eyes are very tired. I think I'll stop at the ubuntu until it turns out Debian 10 – Lakremon Sep 18 '18 at 12:20

I would try with the second option Install as sometimes the graphical installation would have problems with driver. I had similar issues with one of my old PCs.

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    I tryed. Last photo it is. =) – Lakremon Sep 18 '18 at 9:35
  • ok. I am sorry, I didn't read between pictures. – Dev T J Sep 18 '18 at 10:09
  • Similar issue that is left unanswered for more than a year. unix.stackexchange.com/questions/371006/… – Dev T J Sep 18 '18 at 10:18
  • Please share your solution if you have worked around. – Dev T J Sep 24 '18 at 6:07

I have same behaviour of my Vega FE. And it is a simple way to resolve it. Boot uder UEFI mode and install in simple mode (not Graphics) second position in menu.

And install ask force or not UEFI mode? i use not. And got normal legacy/console version.


I ran into this exact same issue. I managed to get it going by disabling CSM (Compatibility Support Mode) in the BIOS. This forces the installer into full UEFI mode and it is happy after that.

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