I'm running on a fairly old HP Pavilion x360 - 13-a110dx (ENERGY STAR) with the newest BIOS firmware available. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics and 4 GB RAM. I'm currently trying to install ANY linux distribution to it from USB -- I can boot into the live USB just fine, however, whether I try to "Try it Without Installing" or "Install" it just goes to a black screen. Both UEFI and CSM mode do this. In CSM mode I can get to the purple screen where I select nomodeset etc, then it goes to splash screen for a hot minute and then to a black screen with a white pointer that freezes. I do not want to keep anything on my Hard Drive currently.
All of these do the same thing: black screen.
I have tried in boot options:
- text mode
- various combinations of acpi="something"
- attempting to get to TTY via keyboard shortcuts
I have seen the megapost about this issue with all the workarounds and none of them have worked.