[Bug 1530530] Re: Installer doesn't show up on some Chromebook

Timo Jyrinki 1530530 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu May 26 05:44:48 UTC 2016

** Bug watch added: bugzilla.suse.com/ #980570

** Also affects: gfxboot-theme-ubuntu via
   Importance: Unknown
       Status: Unknown

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  Installer doesn't show up on some Chromebook

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Bug description:
  I downloaded Ubuntu Wily 15.10, then copied into an USB drive in order to use that to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook Pixel 2.
  After selecting the drive to boot from, I only get a terminal that shows up the following lines:

  graphics initialization failed
  Error setting up gfxboot

  Same happens with any *buntu ISO image ( I tried KDE and XFCE as well).
  At this point, I tried to download the  Debian8 ISO image and I noticed that the installer doesn't recognize the video size, too but then asks for the user to manually select a suitable video format from a list of options. >From that point on, I was able to install Debian on the chromebook.

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