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Re: more woes with my debian install: booting edition

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Mark Neidorff <mark@neidorff.com> wrote:
> The screen picture that you posted doesn't show an error message, but it also
> doesn't show the entire video output.  Can you resize the video output on the
> monitor to show everything?  (I'm looking for a "#" prompt at the bottom left
> corner of the screen which would mean that linux booted properly and is
> waiting for your command.

right, there is no ACTUAL error that i can see. nor is there anything
more in the monitors output. [LCD]. also i only got any of that
because i booted from grub with the recovery mode option. otherwise
after the grub portion of the boot sequence all i can see is a
flashing _ _ _ _

> I'm also not clear about if you are ever able to boot normally into linux, or
> if the computer is totally unbootable.
> Mark

i have been having issues with the debian install for a while. every
option in the install menu would result in a hanging black screen.
that is until i got a response from the mailinglist, tried to install
again and it worked. changed nothing in the steps i took during and
leading up to the install.

after the install i got about 6 or 7 happy boot ups into the debian
os. even installed cinelerra.

now i cannot boot into it. gparted livecd will boot up, which did not
happen during the install woes i was having.

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