- How you create installation medium ?
- Disable csm and secure boot, we will proceed with uefi installation.
- Make sure IOMMU and SVM is enabled.
I had gone with the defaults which apparently was not GPT but I tried again, redownloading an iso (stable 4.1.1), used a different flash usb that I had, using dd instead of rufus and tried booting up but ended up with more or less the same error (normally two modprobe errors about floppy and cramfs, this time just a modprobe floppy error - though from what @alzer89 said those errors are inconsequential anyway)
As for CSM, when i try to disable it i get an error that my display does not support UEFI?
Is that referring to my monitor or graphics card?
It’s also making me facepalm. This is what I meant when I made the comment about gaming PCs and their rigidity.
Very rigid and inflexible proprietary drivers…
This might be of use:
Good to know.
I was using my old ATI graphics card (which worked fine on my old system) as it has 3 ports, the spare monitor I have does not have hdmi/dp which is the ports that the mobo has, and for some reason the converter DVI->DP doesnt seem to work so I will try to borrow/hook up another, newer, monitor so can try the sys w/o the old ATI card
Are you using internal graphics or GPU?, if you have both options try switching to the other.
You can’t always use all combinations of Internal/GPU with UEFI on/off.