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Bug#440185: new install won't boot completely

Il giorno ven, 31/08/2007 alle 00.04 +1000, David Wilkins ha scritto:
> Package: installation-reports
> Boot method: used netinst & installed with default options only
> Image version: 4.0r1 i386 (from www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/ netinst CD image, i386)
> Date: 30/8/07 9pm (Australian EST)
> Machine: Dell Dimension V400
> Processor: Pentium II/400Mhz
> Memory: 64MB SDRAM
> Partitions: single partition – entire disk partitioned/formatted for Debian
> Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: ??
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot:           [O]
> Detect network card:    [0]
> Configure network:      [0]
> Detect CD:              [0]
> Load installer modules: [0]
> Detect hard drives:     [0]
> Partition hard drives:  [0]
> Install base system:    [0]
> Clock/timezone setup:   [0]
> User/password setup:    [0]
> Install tasks:          [0]
> Install boot loader:    [0]
> Overall install:        [0]
> Comments/Problems:
> Install appeared to be successful (no errors) but system won’t complete boot. Appears to boot/load everything but then screen goes blank and stops. At this point can’t seem to type anything to get it to move on. Only option is to press Reset button (reboots system) or On/Off switch. If press On/Off switch, screen temporarily reactivates and can see that system is at login prompt, but can’t type anything. System then shuts down.
> I am a complete novice with Linux so have no knowledge to diagnose or resolve this problem. Help!

Just type CTRL+ALT+F2 to go to a non graphical login screen. Login as
your user, become root, stop gdm (/etc/init.d/gdm stop) e try
reconfiguring X (dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg). Restart gdm
(/etc/init.d/gdm start). This will, probably, resolve your problem. 

It should be of help for us if you can send the content
of /var/log/installer. 


Stefano Canepa aka sc: sc@linux.it  http://www.stefanocanepa.it
Three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience and hubris.
Le tre grandi virtù di un programmatore: pigrizia, impazienza e
arroganza. (Larry Wall)

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