My laptop has a
nomodeset problem; check the link for more info. Basically, I would need to add
nomodeset in grub in order to boot any linux distro.
If I want to use a distro, I'd need to install it, boot it, press
e on boot menu, add
nomodeset, and when it boots, I fix the grub menu forever and update it.
Today I'm looking to try a new Debian distro, but I don't want to install it; my laptop is already dual-booted, I don't want to triple-boot it.
I don't like VirtualBox or VMware; I'm not a fan of virtualization. Besides, the distro that I'm trying doesn't play well on virtual machines.
All I want to do is to boot it from live CD but the problem is that when you boot it from live CD, you aren't presented with a grub menu and you can't press
e to edit it, so there's no way for me to add
nomodeset. Without that option, I'll never be able to see the screen.
How do I edit the grub boot menu when booting from a live CD?