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Bug#774104: marked as done (failed installation of Debian 7.7.0)

Your message dated Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21:59:21 +0100
with message-id <20141230215921.96d9543a43317a9d90979827@wansing-online.de>
and subject line Re: Bug#774104: failed installation of Debian 7.7.0
has caused the Debian Bug report #774104,
regarding failed installation of Debian 7.7.0
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports

Boot method: DVD
Image version: debian-7.7.0-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: 27-Dec-2014

Machine: Lenovo ThinkPad W540
Processor: Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU; 2 chips, each with 4 CPU
Memory: 16G
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; Note: cannot access command line to run this.>

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:           [0]
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:        [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 completed normally.

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 the display.
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gml@garymlewis.com wrote:
> Yes, please close the ticket. I completely removed Debian from the 
> computer. Sorry, I've been stuck on various problems with the ThinkPad 
> for several weeks now, and need to move forward, even if the solutions 
> are not ideal. In hindsight I think I should have purchased a ThinkPad 
> with Linux already installed, instead of Win 8.1 and then trying to make 
> the switch. Parts of the BIOS still have imprints from Microsoft a month 
> after I removed Win. thanks for your help!  ... Gary

so closing this bug

> On 2014-12-29 15:14, Holger Wansing wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > gml@garymlewis.com wrote:
> >> Hi Holger - Good idea; seemed hopeful. But I cannot get to the command
> >> line to add /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf with the recommended
> >> option for nouveau modeset.
> >> 
> >> I appreciate your help, but will return to Ubuntu 14.04. It gives me 
> >> an
> >> acceptable user interface that I can use to move ahead, even though it
> >> doesn't flawlessly handle the 2880 x 1620 display resolution on my
> >> ThinkPad W540.
> > 
> > Did you completely remove the Debian installation?
> > Or could you give it another try to fix the problem?
> > If you no longer have the installation handy, I will close this bug.
> > 
> > Holger
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >> On 2014-12-28 15:12, Holger Wansing wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > gml@garymlewis.com wrote:
> >> >> 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.
> >> >
> >> > Seems similar to this one:
> >> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2014/12/msg00071.html
> >> >
> >> > Please let us know, if the solution provided there works for you, too.

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