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Bug#614504: Can't install debian 6.0 on a Dell optiplex gx110

Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:42:33AM +0100, Matthieu COUDERT wrote:
>> Neither the "install" nor the "graphical install" option works.
>> When I choose one of these options, the bottom of the screen gets
>> covered with multicolored snow, and nothing else happens.
>> I burned another cd, and the problem persists.
> If even the text-mode installer is failing then that sounds
> worrying. Forwarding for the installer team to take a look...

Please press TAB on the "Install" item in the boot menu, and remove the
"quiet" parameter from the kernel command line.
Add instead "vga=ask" and try various modes by hand.
If the screen corruption happens later in the process, "fb=false" may be
worth a try as well.

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