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Re: Bullseye installation problem

On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 11:45:10AM +0100, Chris Bell wrote:
> Thanks for the reply
> > Machine HP Proliant ML150 with 5GB RAM and currently a single HDD. I 
> normally 
> > use a netinst CD created locally from the jigdo image (amd64).
> > I have tried to install both basic bullseye rc1 and bullseye rc2 with SSH 
> > server several times over the last few days, using different netinst CD's, 
> and 
> > each time the installation appears to be faultless until I try to boot the 
> new 
> > installation. I just want to be able to login locally, do a small amount of 
> > configuration, and then login remotely over the network. The GRUB display is 
> > normal, but then the SVGA monitor only shows a single message about
> > VMX outside text (disabled by BIOS)
> > before the monitor complains that the video is out of range and gives up....
> > Is firmware for your graphics device installed?
> I always use the "unofficial" installer with firmware, so it was
> firmware-bullseye-DI-rc2-amd64-netinst.iso
> and
> firmware-bullseye-DI-rc2-amd64-i386-netinst.iso
> > Try working around the immediate problem by appending nomodeset to the
> > kernel command line via E key at Grub menu. For most graphics chips,
> > nomodeset blocks a requirement of most AMD, Intel and NVidia GPUs X
> > drivers, enabled KMS, so using it is little but a crutch to enable
> > reconfiguration and troubleshooting [1].
> > What is output from
> > 		lspci -nnk | grep -A3 VGA
>  This is the output from the working buster 10.10.0 installation:
>  lspci -nnk | grep -A3 VGA
> 0a:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA 
> G200e [Pilot] ServerEngines (SEP1) [102b:0522] (rev 02)
>         Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company ProLiant DL140 G3 [103c:31fa]
>         Kernel driver in use: mgag200
>         Kernel modules: mgag200
> I am not desperate to get bullseye installed at the moment as I can still use 
> buster 10.10.0, but the release team want to prepare the full release soon.
> I see that someone has already reported an issue with (I think) a virtual 
> different HP machine, which may not be identical.
> I have full access (from the running buster 10.10.0 installation) to / for the 
> rc2 installation, including all the logs from the boot attempt, but all I 
> could do at the time was to select a Ctl-Alt-f3 terminal, login blind as root, 
> and do a shutdown.
> I can even swap discs and re-install 10.10.0 to use the machine to avoid re-
> formatting any of the current partitions, which would change UUID's for the 
> current 10.10.0, swapping the discs back for further testing.
Try installing firmware-misc-nonfree which will pull in firmware-amd-graphics
I think.

I normally install firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree 
firmware-misc-nonfree - that covers all bases.

The AMD firmware is not in the standard firmware-linux-nonfree, from memory.

All best,

Andy C.

It's installed on my HP Microserver which is also Matrox G200

Andy C.

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