Installation media issues on HP Omen 17

I am trying to install Fedora unto a HP Omen 17 laptop. The booting process stalls after positing the message: starting User with UID 1000no graphical environ. I suspected the graphics card (Nvidia) and added nomodset to the kernel parameters. The behaviour worsened (loops through several user UIDs and freezes).

I got more mileage with the latest rawhide’s nightly build. It got to the graphical environment then freezes after one or two changes in the settings. Something is not right but I have not pinned down the source. I would appreciate some guidance on this.