So, our small office in Bangalor has finally purchased a proper 1U rack server (and not the one I recommended - sigh). I can get it to boot without issues to Ubuntu 16.04 Server ISO (using remote management console from a remote desktop session at that office to provide virtual media). IPFire 2.25.x86_64-full-core141 and core144 ISOs fail to display anything past grub, even in text mode. I have spent the day trying to remotely debug it from Portland, Oregon. Needless to say, this has been very painful to do remotely.
I’m going to see if I can get a virtual serial output running, see if it has any more info. Suggestions?