I am using ESXi 5.5, it is an older dell 2900. (wouldnt think that would mater.
I do a graphical Expert install, and chose most of the defaults, I do Force EFI mode.
I have tried it multiple time... In fact I am in the process now. I was going to chose Gnome, then uninstall it. I just wanted a simple box for a MySQL DB for my son to play on.
I initially tried 8.1 and now am using the 8.2 image.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Bug#801233: EFI install Fails without GUI
Time (UTC): October 7 2015 5:36 pm
On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 12:46:23PM -0400, amstead wrote:
>Tags: Update 8: 8.2 install ISO
>Tags: 64-bit PC netinst iso
>When I install debian on a VM using EFI system settings, deslecting
>everything except standard tools and utilities, the installation
>completes successfully, but when it is rebooted it hangs after the
>SMBus is identified. (This is a point in time) This is the same place
>where the screen would change, if a GUI was installed.
>When I do the same install and deselect Desktop Environment, but
>select Gnome, and the tools on the bottom. The guest operating system
>will boot normally.
>Be nice to have a server with xorg and a web browser only install...
Hmmm, that sounds *very* odd. My own installation testing specifically
includes running in a VM using EFI and no GUI - this is one of the
quickest tests I can run on my laptop on release day! :-)
Which particular VM are you using?
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