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Re: Unable to install Debian jessie on eight year old laptop

On Sat, Jun 04, 2016 at 01:53:30PM +0200, philippw2001 wrote:
> Dear development team,
> I have a problem using the Debian installer.I was so impressed of
> raspian - I had only been using windows before - that I decided to
> install Debian Jessie on my Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop for its old
> windows XP was so slow that even the clock hanged up. So I moved a
> minimal iso to a USB stick using the free rufus app. When I then booted
> the USB stick I got to the install screen and selected 'install '. Then
> suddenly my screen turned black and it didn't seem as if my laptop did
> anything. I waited a little and tried connecting an external screen,
> but this also stayed black.

Any messages on the other consoles?
Cycle through to consoles with 'ALT-F2', ALT-F3, ALT-F4, ALT-F1.

> I turned my laptop off and retried with installing graphically, but
> there were two messages - don't ask me what they were, I only remember
> it were no error messages - and the screen turned black again.
> What did I do wrong?

I think you mean "What should do I different the next time?"

 * Type 'install text'<enter>     ( not just select 'install' from menu )

 * Be aware that that the laptop is ten years older as the raspberry-pi

 * Consider an old version of Debian ( it matches better the "XP laptop" )

 * Take the laptop, USB-stick and an apple pie to Linux aware friends,
   share the apple pie with them, continue with exploring Linux.

> Yours sincerely,
> Philipp Weinbrenner

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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