I am trying to install elementary OS 5.1, but I can never go into live boot on my Razer Blade Pro 17 4k 120hz laptop. The screen just goes black and shows some tearing. I tried doing nomodeset but still nothing works.

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    To be sure, if I understand correctly the tearings happens when there is GRUB, when you have to choose to test elementary OS or to install it? Commented Dec 8, 2019 at 23:13

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Normally the nomodeset trick works 99.999% of the time. Can you confirm you tried this way?

Also, when booting from the USB media, please try both UEFI and BIOS with and w/o 'nomodeset' to see if there are different behaviors.

thanks! -Aldo

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