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I downloaded the x86_64 version and made a flash drive with dd.  I put it in my Dell Inspiron 15 7559 laptop with nVidia GTX 960, 16gb memory and 256 Micron SSD, and 1TB hard drive, and with secure UEFI turned off, I reboot.  I do F12 for boot options, select the UEFI USB and NutYx grub menu comes up.  If i type an e, remove quiet and F10 to boot, it tries to boot and the screen says booting a command list, then goes black and then the computer reboots.  The debug boot option does the same thing.

I do have AntiX running on this same machine with a 4.10.1 Kernel.

Do you have any ideas what to try or is there a list of boot cheat codes?

Thanks for any ideas or help...

Try to add

--- Code: ---pci=nocrs pci=norealloc
--- End code ---

at grub line when you boot on the UEFI version of the ISO.

I use a fixed PC ASUS ROG G20 -Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz - NVIDIA GTX 970 - 8000 ram with of course a bios uefi. This PC comes with Windows 10 by default. 8)

At first, I replaced the hard drive to put an equivalent but blank disk. To use NuTyX, bios version, I have to modify the settings of the dedicated bios by default to windows 10. In summary, I put in the drop-down menu Other OS in place of Windows. From there I was able to install the BIOS version of NUTYX with a serious problem, I could only use kernels 4.4.x. I was therefore unable to run a kernel 4.9 or 4.10. At the time, Tnut did not fully grasp the problem and had no real solutions to propose to me. The time to go and the demand for UEFI has begun to become more and more pressing.  :P

Secondly, Tnut offered to test its NuTyX iso. To make it simple, I told him that no UEFI distribution was installed. I tested archlinux, archanywhere, manjaro, mint with 4.4, opensuse, ubuntu gnome etc. I have to say that I have had more disappointments and failures. :D
Tnut imperturbable told me, I would not let you go before it works on your PC. I agree but I tell you frankly, I did not believe it.

Third time, I test the iso of Tnut. Before launching them, I go through the bios and I note that the iso is recognized in BIOS version and in UEFI version. There was nothing new, the others were recognized in the same way. I continue and boot by choosing the UEFI version. It launches without problem and I arrive on the interface. I type as indicated (take the time to read what appears on the screen) "-ec" and I end up with the possibility of commanding and modifying and adding certain functions.
Tnut asks me to add after ... ... ro quiet pci = nocrs pci = norealloc. Then I am what is written at the bottom of the screen and boot without problem on the NuTyX installation in UEFI. :P

Fourthly, the NuTyX iso UEFI is operational. You now have to install NuTyX in UEFI. You will believe me if you want but the suite is ultra simple. The only difficulty is to partition your hard drive into GPT.
We'll do the simplest. :

1 / you go into partitioning. You choose fdisk and then the help key is 'm'. You read and choose 'g' as GPT then you save it all with 'w'.
2 / you switch to cfdisk, it will be more visual. You create at least three partitions.
--the BOOT partition: size about 300 MB and especially in TYPE, you define it as partition system UEFI
-a SWAP partition (for size, you are free from 1 to 4 GB), it should go. Swap partition type.
-To finish, one or two system partitions is / and personal / home. I leave you free, do not forget to mention the TYPE of the score.
You write by typing yes and exit cfdisk.
3 / Back in the installation interface, you format. I put BTFRS on INFO.
4 / You Install, if you are not in GPT, you will get an error message.

The usual process of your NuTyX follows its path. You log in and password and you arrive immediately at the end of your installation.

Frankly, it's really too simple to install in UEFI with NuTyX. It's a bit of a problem at first but it's a disconcerting simplicity.

Thanks for the replies. 

I tried the boot cheat codes, but the result was the same. 

I don't really want to replace the drive if I can avoid it. 

I did make a Windows 10 restore USB flash drive just in case I make a mess so I can restore if I need to.  My live data is still on my old machine, so the new machine is experimental.  AntiX  works, so I'm using it to control Grub.

I was finally able to boot using the Legacy boot options: USB Storage Device, and get the install screens.  My characters are very tiny due to my 3840x2160 graphics, so I had to wear reading glasses and use a 5 x magnifer to read the words on the screen.  I made it through the install and installed xorg, xfce4, slim and most other packages shown on the instructions.

My problem at the moment is that X doesn't start when I type
startx  xfce4

it replies

xauth: file /home/bobc/.serverauth.1025 does not exist

waiting for X server to begin accepting connections .

Do I need to create or configure some things to get xorg and xfce4 to run, or is there something wrong?  Could you please point me to an example or instructions if you can.

Also, If you know a way to change the console screen resolution to something more readable like 1440x900 or 1280x1024 or 1920x1080 it would be appreciated.

By the way, Thanks much for creating this.  I've always been interested in LFS and this seems more doable than doing EVERYTHING from scratch, which I sure was a big learning adventure.

About your problem of starting X server and Xfce4. I think if you do:

--- Code: ---del slim
get lxdm
--- End code ---

And after reboot, you should have the lxdm login manager and just need to choose XFCE in the left menu and your're done


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