Demm: Food for thought.
ISO on USB stick runs perfectly on other systems.
On this intel system Calamares is not detected on boot, only boot menu shows.
Editing kernel line to only give only the option "i915.modeset=0" enables the system to boot completely, with the graphics.
The screen locks solid at this point, cntl + alt + F2, then log in ad live gives full usage.
All systemd services started OK only error is "Live service failed. "Restarting SDDM has no effect.
Tried startx and "x.log" file is attached, along with "systemctl status live" output and "dmesg" output.
Also tried copying an "xorg.conf" file with intel driver, screen, etc file to /etc/X11 and running startx. Output says it cannot find i915.