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I have a problem installing Devuan Linux 2.0 from an USB memory stick.

What happens is that after the first menu, where I have to select graphic/textual installation, all I get is a blank screen.

I tried with all combinations of the following options, which all have the same issue:

  • Create USB stick with Rufus 3.5, in ISO mode.
  • Create USB stick with Rufus 3.5, in DD mode.
  • Install the netinst image.
  • Install the whole DVD image.

I already set the BIOS options to disable secure boot and UEFI/Legacy boot to both.

These are my system details:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad E585 (AMD Ryzen 7).
  • Two internal SSD drives (NVMe and SATA3).
  • Are you running the installer in UEFI mode or legacy? – Paradox Apr 4 at 11:58
  • @Paradox - I set the BIOS to work in what I think should be a kind of mixed mode: "UEFI/Legacy boot to both". I did not see any option to select UEFI or legacy mode from the installer... – Pietro Apr 4 at 12:48
  • @Pietro I was talking about the Debian installer. – Paradox Apr 4 at 18:13
  • @Paradox - How can I choose whether to run the installer in UEFI or legacy mode? I thought it depended on the BIOS settings... – Pietro Apr 5 at 22:53
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    It depends on your motherboard: usually either inside the bios to boot on the USB drive (you can have the prefix "EFI" and then 2 choice such as "[EFI] USB_NAME" or "USE_NAME", the latter being in "legacy mode") or, if supported, by pressing F12 during the POST. – Paradox Apr 6 at 0:03

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