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Bug#929476: Debian 9 installation.

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 11:10:43AM +0200, mb wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Boot method: USB pen drive prepared in Windows10 with RUFUS (MBR, GPT, iso, dd: always same problem) or with UBUNTU 18 dd command
> Image version: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-9.9.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso  <https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-9.9.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso>
> Date: from 19 May to 24 May 2019
> Machine: Acer spin 3
> Processor: I3
> Memory: 8 GByte
> Partitions: unallocated 52 GByte on sdd disk for dual boot with Windows10 Home
> Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn):
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot:           [O ]
> Detect network card:    [ ]
> Configure network:      [ ]
> Detect CD:              [E ]
> 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:        [ ]
> Comments/Problems:
> The installation in Graphic mode after the language, country and locales stops because cannot find the CD.
> It is not clear what is such "CD"? All installation software isn't in thedebian-9.9.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso  <https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-9.9.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso>  file loaded on the USB pen drive?
> Googled a lot, it seems most of people face a lot of trouble with Debian installation but no solutions available.
> Is this Debian only for very expert users? I'm Using UBUNTU since 2012, even when I was a complete newbie I succeed into dual boot installation,
> With Debian it seems I have to spend months for learning very advanced knowledge or gathering information.
> I understood Debian was an operating  system accessible to everybody not dedicated to very specialized Information technology people only.

Most people don't have a problem installing.  Of course searching will
mostly find the people that did have problems since people without
problems usually don't post anything to say "everything worked fine".

That laptop is very new and it is possible some part of the hardware
isn't supported by the kernel in Debian 9.  It was released in 2017
after all, quite a bit before that laptop existed.

You could try the installer for testing (The Debian 10 in development
right now) to see if that works better.  I suspect Debian 10 will make
it out sometime this year.

Len Sorensen

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