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Bug#468357: win32-loader: installer won't load after rebooting

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:08:51PM +0800, Wei Chen wrote:
> Package: win32-loader
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> I was trying to install Debian from the Windows XP Home operating
> system of a Dell Dimension DIMC521 desktop.
> CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ 2.00GHz
> Memory: 512MB
> Graphic card: on board NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
> Disk: 80GB with WinXP Home preloaded
> Installer loader: http://goodbye-microsoft.com/
> Problem: Loader ran well in Windows. After rebooting, the entry
> labeled "Debian Installer" was shown in the start up menu, which
> should be correct. After I selected that entry, a screen appeared
> with the following words:
> Welcome to GRUB!
> hd0,2 [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x16f3cf]
> And it hung after a few seconds showing a black screen. I could
> reboot back to Windows with no problem.

Did you try waiting a bit longer?  Some BIOSes are just that crappy.

Also, does the standard D-I CD-ROM or USB media boot on your system?  (I
assume you were trying to install etch;  so for the test use etch as well)

Robert Millan

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