Bug#897145: installation report
Boot method: USB drive created from Buster Alpha 2 ISO using unetbootin
Image version: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/buster_di_alpha2/amd64/iso-cd/debian-buster-DI-alpha2-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: April 27, 2018 @ 21:33 Eastern (US) Daylight Saving time
Machine: Dell Inspiron 15 3000
Memory: 8 GB
Partitions: can't boot into Linux to check, installation failed. Standard Dell disk not yet changed.
Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn): cannot boot into Linux to check, installation failed.
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [E ]
Detect network card: [ ]
Configure network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [ ]
User/password setup: [ ]
Install tasks: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]
Switched BIOS settings to allow legacy boot and make USB drives first, attempt was made to start from USB drive, got "Grub Loading Stage 1.5, Error 17" Cannot boot from this drive.
I will try writing the image to a different USB drive to see if the problem might be the partition table of the installer drive, which is what Error 17 would seem to point to.
Carl Fink email@example.com
Thinking and logic and stuff at Reasonably Literate