Clonezila boots but screens illegible

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2014-06-20
2014-06-22
  • Tony Bailey

    Tony Bailey - 2014-06-20

    I've tried both the CD images and bootable USB key versions of Clonezilla but all give me the same
    error: the characters are unreadable, like the screen size is wrong and the text is being chopped and
    interspersed with stuff. I'm trying to use if on a Lenova B570 i3 with built in Intel 3000 graphic
    adapter using shared system memory for graphics. I've got 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04 installed, W7 64 bit
    Premium, Grub boot (which all work fine). I've tried all 3 version of the Clonezilla boot, Amd64, i386. All give the same result. The first screen is blank, after a 30 sec wait goes to a screen
    that's magenta with scrambled characters at the bottom which change when I press the up or down
    arrow buttons. I tried booting the same media from Virtual Box and I get the expected, legible
    screens. Any suggestions?

     
  • Tony Bailey

    Tony Bailey - 2014-06-20

    By the way: the BIOS settings don't allow doing anything with the graphics adapter or it's storage.

     
  • Tony Bailey

    Tony Bailey - 2014-06-20

    I've tried
    clonezilla-live-2.2.3-10-amd64
    clonezilla-live-20140518-trusty-amd64
    clonezilla-live-20140518-trusty-i386
    and drbl-live-xfce-2.2.2-19-amd64
    The drbl-live does continue to the XWindows screen, which seems to
    work but is still scrambled so unusable. The graphics adapter is
    an Intel HD 3000 mobile.

     
  • Tony Bailey

    Tony Bailey - 2014-06-20

    I;ve now tried the newest test releases
    clonezilla-live-20140617-trusty-amd64 and
    drbl-live-xfce-2.2.3-4-amd64; same behaviour.

    I tried the Debian Live + nonfree for USB boot image (copied via dd);
    it boots fine, all good and legible, but it's an ISO hybrid, not FAT32 image.

     
  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2014-06-22

    How about Clonezilla live
    20140617-utopic
    or
    2.2.3-20
    ?
    http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

    Steven.

     
    Last edit: Steven Shiau 2014-06-22
  • Tony Bailey

    Tony Bailey - 2014-06-22

    2.2.3-20 WORKS fine!
    20140617-utopic fails the same way all the others do, with illegible (white text on a black background) text, though there seems to be more of it and it doesn't go to a magenta screen with illegible text too.

    Again, they both work under VirtualBox (though I use a physical disk trick I found on the net to enable booting from a USB key; requires running as Admin).

    Any other information I can provide to you?

    Regards,
    Tony

     
  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2014-06-22

    Good, 2.2.3-20 works there.
    You can stick with that one. Actually this one is really kernel/hardware support issue, and we use the Linux kernel from upstream, i.e. Debian or Ubuntu.
    Therefore if you would like to report the issue, you can report to Ubuntu bug report system:
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs

    Steven.

     

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