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Bug#859396: installation-reports: boot fail error gr ctor failed (-2)

On Mon, 2017-04-03 at 02:41 -0500, David Merchant wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
> Dear Maintainer,
> *** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***
>    * What led up to the situation?
> happens after install, upon new system boot
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>      ineffective)?
> hours and hours of web search, ineffective
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> system boots ok but throws errors:
> nouveau:lots of numbers: firmware: failed to load nvidia/gm206/gr/sw_nonctx.bin (-2)

Missing non-free firmware.  Either start again with the firmware-
included installer build, or boot with 'nomodeset' on the command line
and install firmware-misc-nonfree.

> Image version: 8.7.1

That doesn't make sense.  The version of the nouveau driver in Debian 8
doesn't use this firmware file.  It really looks like you tried to
install testing/stretch on this system.


Ben Hutchings
Tomorrow will be cancelled due to lack of interest.

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