Hi Thomas, Thomas Nyberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2015-06-29): > I installed Debian 8 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 > running on Windows 8) with a virtual hard drive of size 16 GB. It > installs fine, but it fails upon boot. It seems it cannot find the boot > partition or something possibly because some module is failing to load. If you're getting to the “cannot find root device” message and subsequent prompt, then the boot partition has likely been found; it's the root partition instead that's nowhere to be found. > I've searched for these terms online and have found similar problems, > but wasn't quite sure if this is different. I was going to open a bug > report, but I was a little unsure where to do that and what info to > provide (new to Debian). I'm pasting in the output of the attempted > boot. If there is useful information that I'm not providing, please let > me know. If you're thinking about #721519 , that was for automatic inclusion of the ehci-orion driver into the initramfs, but that's only for other platforms if I'm reading the kernel config files correctly: kibi@wodi:~/debian-kernel/linux-jessie$ ack EHCI_HCD_ORION debian/config/armel/config.kirkwood 591:CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD_ORION=y debian/config/armel/config.orion5x 508:CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD_ORION=y debian/changelog 4403: * [armel]: Enable MVMDIO and USB_EHCI_HCD_ORION on Kirkwood and Orion 1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=721519 Having a modprobe warning about ehci-orion not being found in modules.dep might be a side effect, but shouldn't have anything to do with the actual module being missing (if that's the issue at hand here). What you could do is: - Use the same installation device but start with the rescue mode. - This should let you discover your disc(s) again, and allow you to mount your root partition. - Encryption should be detected, and you should be prompted for a passphrase. - Once that done, extracting installer logs and sharing them through an installation report  would be nice, so that we get some clue about your setup, and possibly figure out what's missing/not working. 2. https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch08s07.html.en 3. https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch05s04.html#problem-report Mraw, KiBi.
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