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Haswell GPU machine - cannot complete installation #1447
I have tried and failed to install every TrueOS release that came out in June, the latest being TrueOS-2017-06-23-x64-USB.img. They have all failed the same way - the bulk of the installation goes without a hitch until the very last screen that tells you the installation is complete, then as soon as I click 'Finish' I get a garbled display like in the attached screenshot and I'm forced into power cyclng my laptop.
TrueOS then boots into the first run setup program but I am unable to progress past the first screen which asks you to select a graphics driver. Regardless of if I click 'Skip' or I select one of the valid drivers for my GPU (intel, modesetting, VESA or scfb) then agree to testing it, I always get the same result - the same garbled mess of junk gets displayed on the screen and I have no other option than to poweroff.
I'm trying to install into a FreeBSD bootenv on a Haswell i7 with a HD4600 GPU. The most recent TrueOS install image that installs without issue that I have tried is from April, before the new GPU driver options were added.
I believe my probs installing recent releases of TrueOS are related to this ticket:
Newer versions of the TrueOS installer (since about May) seem to enforce the running of the Change Video Driver helper on first boot and I've just borked X on what was a perfectly running install by trying to use Change Video Driver from within PCDM.