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Bug#440185: new install won't boot completely

Package: installation-reports
Boot method: used netinst & installed with default options only
Image version: 4.0r1 i386 (from www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/ netinst CD image, i386)
Date: 30/8/07 9pm (Australian EST)
Machine: Dell Dimension V400
Processor: Pentium II/400Mhz
Memory: 64MB SDRAM
Partitions: single partition – entire disk partitioned/formatted for Debian
Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: ??
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [0]
Configure network:      [0]
Detect CD:              [0]
Load installer modules: [0]
Detect hard drives:     [0]
Partition hard drives:  [0]
Install base system:    [0]
Clock/timezone setup:   [0]
User/password setup:    [0]
Install tasks:          [0]
Install boot loader:    [0]
Overall install:        [0]
Install appeared to be successful (no errors) but system won’t complete boot. Appears to boot/load everything but then screen goes blank and stops. At this point can’t seem to type anything to get it to move on. Only option is to press Reset button (reboots system) or On/Off switch. If press On/Off switch, screen temporarily reactivates and can see that system is at login prompt, but can’t type anything. System then shuts down.
I am a complete novice with Linux so have no knowledge to diagnose or resolve this problem. Help!



David Wilkins

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