Can't See the Installation GUI on Thinkpad


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I'm having trouble installing FreeBSD 12.1 on my ThinkPad T430. Flashing the OS on a USB and DVD give the same result: a tiny installation window on the top of the screen (see image). Everything seems to work, but I just can't see what I'm doing. I've also tried plugging in another monitor (the ThinkPad has a VGA port) and the separate monitor didn't display anything.

freebsd - thinkpad t430.jpg

Another thing that I've tried is taking out the SSD, putting it into another computer to install FreeBSD, then putting the SSD back in the ThinkPad. I was able to install the OS onto the SSD, but when I plugged it back into the ThinkPad, it couldn't boot from the drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!