Re: stretch not booting
On Wed 17 May 2017 at 14:22:47 -0400, Luis Finotti wrote:
> Thanks for the reply!
No problem. There are GRUB experts on this list who are keeping an eye
on this thread, I hope.
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 2:03 PM, Brian <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Wed 17 May 2017 at 13:41:03 -0400, Luis Finotti wrote:
> > > I've installed stretch from a DI RC3 image (from here:
> > > https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/
> > cd-including-firmware/)
> > > a couple of weeks back on an old Dell Inspiron Mini 1018.
> > Is this the only OS on the machine?
> > > The install went without a problem and I could reboot just fine. I then
> > > updated it, installed LXDE and a few more packages, but after that I
> > cannot
> > > reboot. Even in recovery mode it gets stuck. It seems that the point at
> > > which it gets stuck varies, but it never finishes booting.
> > Installing extra packages (if that is all you ever did) should not lead
> > to non-booting.
> Indeed. I think I did do a "dist-upgrade", which could be the cause.
Could be. We will put that on one side because we might never know.
> > > Since I don't get a prompt, I don't know how to get more info. Since I
> > > could reboot, I don't think it was an installation problem.
> > You obviously get the GRUB menu. When it appears hit the "c" key and type
> > set pager=1
> > set
> > What is do "prefix=" and "root=" say?
> > Press the Esc key and hit the "e" key when the OS to be booted is
> > highlighted.
> > What does "set root=" say?
> Selecting the safe-mode:
> set root='hd0,msdos1'
> Let me know if I can provide anymore info or if this gives you any idea of
> what is wrong...
At the GRUB menu hit "c" and type
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1
and hit the ENTER key.
Do you boot into the OS?