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Bug#440185: new install won't boot completely

"David Wilkins" <david@wwine.com.au> writes:

> Install appeared to be successful (no errors) but system won't complete boot. Ap
> pears to boot/load everything but then screen goes blank and stops. At this poin
> t can't seem to type anything to get it to move on. Only option is to press Rese
> t button (reboots system) or On/Off switch. If press On/Off switch, screen tempo
> rarily reactivates and can see that system is at login prompt, but can't type an
> ything. System then shuts down.
> I am a complete novice with Linux so have no knowledge to diagnose or resolve th
> is problem. Help!

Have you selected anything on tasksel? Desktop environment or like?

Looks like your system is having problem with X, but it's a guess

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