[SOLVED] Debian on old Asus laptop

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[SOLVED] Debian on old Asus laptop

Postby pawRoot » 2017-08-08 00:03

Hi

I am trying to install Debian 9 on old Asus K50IJ, i just replaced the drive to SSD, and BIOS can see the drive (its empty drive formatted under Mac OS).
I tried doing the Debian USB installer a few times already, first i did it on Mac OS using "dd" command, then using ISO2Disc under Win10 (and selecting MBR for legacy mode).
When i boot the USB i get error "An operating system wasn't found".

by the way im using net netinst iso.
Last edited by pawRoot on 2017-08-08 19:14, edited 1 time in total.
OS: Debian testing stretch
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.8.0-2-amd64
DE: Gnome
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K CPU @ 3.9GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2
MOBO: MSI Z97 Gaming 3
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Re: Debian on old Asus laptop

Postby stevepusser » 2017-08-08 01:08

So a better title for this thread would be "Having trouble creating a Debian install USB pendrive"?

Try Rufus or Etcher on Win10 to create a bootable USB. Rufus seems to have a couple different options if the first try doesn't work out, too.
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Re: Debian on old Asus laptop

Postby pawRoot » 2017-08-08 19:14

Succeded with Rufus, tried multiple tools but only Rufus worked.
OS: Debian testing stretch
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.8.0-2-amd64
DE: Gnome
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K CPU @ 3.9GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2
MOBO: MSI Z97 Gaming 3
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