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Re: Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"

Hi Klistvud,

Thanks for your replies.

I will try and iterate with more information.

I install Debian Lenny 5.0 (Update 6) using the CD ISO image downloaded from debian.org.  I burn the image to a DVD, put DVD into my Hewlett Packard dv6-3030tx notebook (Intel i5-540M on Intel HM55 chipset), then via the HP BIOS, I boot my DVD drive.  I successfully enter into the splash screen which gives me four options: 1) Install 2) Graphical Install 3) Advanced Options 4) forgot this one...

When I select 1), the installation process jumps to a black screen that displays various messages, with the last message being "kernel panic".  I think this may be the issue when you mentioned that since this may not be the most recent kernel, may be the problem??

Although I will try and search this myself, may I have some clues as to how I can "pull out" this old Linux kernel, and hop into "debian backports" and plug in a newer Linux kernel? Then try and install.

I will also try and install Debian 6.0 Squeeze and see how that goes.  I read that for Squeeze release, there is one for i386 and AMD based on the kFreeBSD kernel.  So, does this mean that future releases will be based on FreeBSD kernel?

Thanks and regards,


On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Klistvud <quotations@aliceadsl.fr> wrote:
Dne, 04. 10. 2010 09:28:58 je David Shum napisal(a):

However, I could not install Debian into my Hewlett Packard dv6-3030tx
notebook with a Intel i5-540M processor (dual core).  I have been able to
install Ubuntu 10.04.1 "Lucid Lynx" albeit without the software driver for
the ATI graphics card which causes the operating system to crash.

Debian stable (currently this is Lenny, but will soon be superseded by Squeeze) doesn't come with the most recent kernels, and consequently can be problematic to install on newest hardware (such as, I assume, your laptop is). There are various workarounds you might try to make Debian work on recent hardware though; such as hopping over to debian backports and installing one of their newer kernels; or dropping Lenny and installing Squeeze instead which comes with newer kernels.

I also was able install Debian into this machine I am typing my email on
now, which is an ASRock desktop board based on AMD 880G chipset and AMD
Athlon II X4 640 processor (quad core), but when I loaded the operating
system, the monitor went into screen-saver and froze.

Sounds like a problem with your graphics driver. Single-user (no deskktop) mode probably works; you should try that, and if the machine boots fine into single-user mode, try running the commands lspci and lsusb; if you post the output of these two commands here, somebody might be able to give you further advice.

Good luck,

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