I’ve tried for over 7 hours just to get this thing to boot into a Linux distro so I’m giving up on forums/google searches for now. I’m asking directly
I’ve just purchased a Dell 5585 with a Ryzen 3500u and Radeon Vega 8. If I try to boot into any Linux live USB all I get is a black screen. I can boot into the grub Menu just fine, but as soon as I try to load the live Distro, black screen. Nothing. Can’t even do CTRL ALT F keys to bring up tty.
Now the distro I want to use is Manjaro KDE. But I have tried Ubuntu, and Arch (just cause of newer kernel built into the installer by default. But still does the same).
I’ve update the BIOS and have tried all sorts of recommendations found through google searches / forum searches such as modifying various modsets in the grub menu.
I’m not sure how to go about diagnosing this issue as I get 0 feedback due to the black screen. I can get to the Grub CLI from the Grub menu but I have no idea what to do once there. I’m suspecting this is some sort of video issue.
Does anybody have any ideas? I’m at a total loss.
Thanks for anyone that tries to help me, though at this point, I’m suspecting I’ll have to wait for the kernels to be more compatible with this processor.