Matt Kraai <email@example.com> (2017-04-24): > On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:30:26PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote: > > Matt Kraai <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2017-04-24): > > > When I install Debian using the Stretch RC 3 release of the Debian > > > installer on a Dell Inspiron 7348 2-in-1, the installer appears to be > > > successful. When I reboot the system and try to boot the installed > > > system, however, the screen goes black after displaying "Loading > > > initial ramdisk ..." and nothing else ever appears. When I press a > > > key, the keyboard lights up. When I boot from a rescue disk, there > > > are no post-installation log files in /var/log. > > > > We're talking about /var/log/installer being missing? That would be a > > first for me for an installation when the “Installation complete” screen > > is displayed (that's shown by finish-install). > > Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. /var/log/installer exists, but there > aren't any log messages in, say /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog > from when I tried to boot the installed system. I've attached a tar > file containing the contents of /var/log/installer. Ah, OK. Thanks for the logs, they look rather good to me… sda doesn't look like something too tricky: Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.681021] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133 Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.682381] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA ST500LT012-1DG14 SDM1 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5 Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.713032] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 976773168 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/466 GiB) Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.713035] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.713133] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.713136] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.713179] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA Apr 24 13:07:58 kernel: [ 5.775904] sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 > Did you try some kernel command line parameters, like enabling debug, disabling quiet, maybe disabling modesetting? You could also try adding netconsole parameters to send kernel messages elsewhere if you're getting no output at all. Differences between installation and installed systems include: plain init versus systemd, fbdev being used for Xorg in d-i; also, sometimes, some modules are missing from the initrd because initramfs-tools didn't include them (while d-i uses different codepaths to enable hardware support). I assume yours is using the default MODULES=most anyway (unless you tweaked it)? KiBi.
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