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Bug#986387: cdrom: Unsuccessful installation on Windows10-Dell-Latitude-Ultrabook. No grub.

On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 10:58:31PM +0200, enno wrote:
>>>>>> "Steve" == Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:
>    > Hmmm. Curious on a few things. Did you boot the installer
>    > initially in CSM or BIOS mode? How is the BIOS/firmware on your
>    > machine configured in terms of booting? Is it set up to boot
>    > UEFI only? I'm worried that your system is normally only
>    > configured to use UEFI, but you've started the installer in BIOS
>    > mode and that has caaused your problems.
>    >
>    > Another issue that sometimes hits users on Dell laptops is the
>    > disk controller setup. They're quite often set up by default in
>    > "RAID" mode, and you may need to switch to "AHCI" to allow Linux
>    > to work well.
>What do you mean by CSM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSM)?  I don't
>know the system longer than a few days, but I've tried everything the
>BIOS/UEFI setup offers for booting, and if memory serves I have
>started the first install from USB via `Legacy' boot.

Ah, OK. Legacy = BIOS = CSM here. You *should* be able to boot in UEFI
mode, and that is the right answer if your Windows installation is set
up using USFI too.

>Interestingly i can boot the USB-stick with the jigdone
>debian-10.9.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso any time.  I cannot boot the
>(other) USB-stick with (umph) https-downloaded
>debian-live-10.9.0-amd64-xfce.iso, the Dell says depending on used
>boot options either `no bootable media found' or similar -- or it
>says `isolinux.bin missing or corrupt'.  My workinglap HP Elitebook
>says the same about the latter USB-stick.  And I have seen some
>debian bug-reports about similar problems with ISO-images on

I know they work for most people. How are you writing the images to
USB, out of interest?

>Solution available? Maybe a younger or an older Release?

That's not likely to make a difference here, to be honest.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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