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Black screen on boot


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May 30, 2023
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Hey there,
I'm new to Linux. I want to dual boot it with Windows 11. I installed Linux several times using a USB stick and Rufus software. The installation was completed successfully without any problems.
When I tried to boot linux (GNU/Linux option in GRUB) the screen is just turned black with an underscore sign in the upper left.
Solutions that i tried (and did not work):
-Disable secure/fast boot
-Typing xxxx.modeset=0 in the grub editor
-Installing again (I did this many times)
-Booting into recovery mode
-Restart the graphic driver

LMK if any information would help and thanks for helping!
I searched everywhere and could not find any working solution.

Checking the integrity of the .iso image is essential.
Two links below to show you how to do that:

What make and model is the computer that you are trying to install Linux on?
screen is just turned black with an underscore sign in the upper left

Your distro may not be corrupt. That is usually a sign that a graphics drive is missing.

You say Linux, but which Linux? What distro are you using?

If this was Debian I would tell you to install isenkram.

Try this, (From Bard AI)

If your Linux screen turns black with an underscore, it's likely that you're missing a graphics driver. To fix this, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to switch to a text console.
  2. Type your username and password and press Enter.
  3. Run the following command to install the latest graphics driver:
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends linux-headers-(uname−r)xserver−xorg−video−(lspci -k | grep -E "VGA|3D controller" | sed -n 's/.*[: ]+[^[:space:]]{3} //p')

  1. Reboot your computer.
Once your computer has rebooted, you should be able to log in and use your graphical desktop environment.

If you're still having trouble, you can try searching for the specific graphics driver for your computer model. You can also contact the manufacturer of your computer for help.
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