Bug#774104: failed installation of Debian 7.7.0
Boot method: DVD
Image version: debian-7.7.0-amd64-netinst.iso
Machine: Lenovo ThinkPad W540
Processor: Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU; 2 chips, each with 4 CPU
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; Note: cannot access command line to run
Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn): Note: cannot access command line.
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: 
Detect network card: 
Configure network: 
Detect CD: 
Load installer modules: 
Detect hard drives: 
Partition hard drives: 
Install base system: 
Clock/timezone setup: 
User/password setup: 
Install tasks: 
Install boot loader: 
Overall install: [E]
Here are the installation details:
1. Downloaded debian-7.7.0-amd64-netinst.iso and burned the iso to a
DVD. Checksum of the downloaded file matched that on
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.7.0/amd64/iso-cd/. Checksum on the
burned DVD also matched. So no apparent download problems.
2. Booted ThinkPad from the CD/DVD drive. Following 3 lines were written
immediately to the display:
sdhci-pci: Invalid iomem size. You may experience problems.
mmc0: Unknown controller version (3). You may experience problems.
mmc0: Hardware doesn't specify timeout clock frequency.
3. Continued with the install. Chose graphical installer. Install
4. On reboot after install, the same 3 lines listed above in #2 appeared
again. The next several lines appeared normal: INIT booting; [info] re
boot in runlevel S; [ok] re hotplug; and several lines re CPU core and
package power limit notification. Then this:
[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: 0x9576i Init table command not found: 0xA9
5. Boot hung at this point. A manual power-off followed by another boot
also hung at the same point.
The computer shipped with Win 8.1, but since then I've installed RHEL 7
Workstation, Oracle Linux 7, and Ubuntu 14.04. These were standalone
installs (ie, no dual boot). None of these 3 operating systems manages
the W540 display resolution well (too small to be legible). So far,
Ubuntu does the best. I installed Debian intending to see how it managed