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#1 2014-10-29 23:26:34

LuisABL
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Registered: 2014-10-29
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UEFI USB Install (from 201410 image) - blank screen during boot

Hello,

Arch Linux installation ISO did not boot with UEFI on my X240.

Thinkpad X240, latest BIOS/UEFI installed v2.26
I Create an USBkey with dd from Arch Linux installation ISO : archlinux-2014.10.01-dual.iso
I Set bios in "UEFI Only" "CSM Support":No Secure Boot: Disabled
Then boot from the USBkey get the menu:
  - Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD
  - UEFI Shell x86_64 v2
  - ...

Select "Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD" -> blank screen

I did put more details here: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/42605

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#2 2014-10-30 22:21:38

GSF1200S
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Registered: 2008-12-24
Posts: 474

Re: UEFI USB Install (from 201410 image) - blank screen during boot

LuisABL wrote:

Hello,

Arch Linux installation ISO did not boot with UEFI on my X240.

Thinkpad X240, latest BIOS/UEFI installed v2.26
I Create an USBkey with dd from Arch Linux installation ISO : archlinux-2014.10.01-dual.iso
I Set bios in "UEFI Only" "CSM Support":No Secure Boot: Disabled
Then boot from the USBkey get the menu:
  - Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD
  - UEFI Shell x86_64 v2
  - ...

Select "Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD" -> blank screen

I did put more details here: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/42605

What video card do you have enabled?

Try appending "nomodeset" and "noapic" to the kernel line before you boot (you should be able to hit 'e' to edit the entry before booting).

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#3 2014-10-30 23:43:19

LuisABL
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Registered: 2014-10-29
Posts: 4

Re: UEFI USB Install (from 201410 image) - blank screen during boot

With nomodeset and noapic same "blank screen"

Select "Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD" -> blank screen
Type edit (with e) the line and add
- video=SVIDEO-1:d -> blank screen
- video=VGA-1:1280x800 -> blank screen
- nomodeset i915.modeset=0 -> blank screen

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#4 2014-10-30 23:44:46

LuisABL
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Registered: 2014-10-29
Posts: 4

Re: UEFI USB Install (from 201410 image) - blank screen during boot

Lenovo X240 have intel video card  "Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU"

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#5 2014-11-01 23:52:39

LuisABL
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Registered: 2014-10-29
Posts: 4

Re: UEFI USB Install (from 201410 image) - blank screen during boot

Hello,

Here more details on this:

Select "Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD" -> blank screen
Type edit (with e) the line and add
- video=SVIDEO-1:d -> blank screen
- video=VGA-1:1280x800 -> blank screen
- nomodeset i915.modeset=0 -> blank screen

run the uefi shell v2: "UEFI Shell x86_64 v2"
Shell > fs0:
FS0:\ > cd \EFI\archiso
FS0:\arch\boot\> vmlinuz.efi initrd=\EFI\archiso\archiso.img
-> hang

run the uefi shell v1: "UEFI Shell x86_64 v1"
Shell > fs1:
FS1:\ > cd \EFI\archiso
FS1:\arch\boot\> vmlinuz.efi archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201410 initrd=\EFI\archiso\archiso.img
-> hang

run the uefi shell v2: "UEFI Shell x86_64 v2"
Shell > fs0:
FS0:\ > cd \EFI\archiso
FS0:\arch\boot\> vmlinuz.efi i915.modeset=1 initrd=\EFI\archiso\archiso.img
-> hang
FS0:\arch\boot\> vmlinuz.efi nomodeset initrd=\EFI\archiso\archiso.img
-> hang


Bibliographie:
- http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/efistub.html
- https://www.happyassassin.net/2014/01/2 … work-then/
- https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164679

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#6 2014-11-02 20:16:35

89c51
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Registered: 2012-06-05
Posts: 731

Re: UEFI USB Install (from 201410 image) - blank screen during boot

Wild guess but there were some UEFI firmwares that you had to have a /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi file where this .efi can be whatever as long as it had that name. Give it a try.

BTW your blank screen is related to kms (late or early) or it just goes blank.

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