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Debian Testing hangs, unable to login

Postby elton-w » 2019-07-25 15:32

Machine: HP Spectra
OS: Debian Testing / dual boot with Windows 10
Windows resolution is 3840 x 2160.

Debian "Testing" was installed for me at an Install Fest earlier this year. The person who installed it felt that my machine was capable of running "Testing" without any problems ....until this morning.

PROBLEM? Machine hangs once booting from the Boot Manager. UNABLE to read the messages, since during the boot session the text is extremely TINY. So tiny, that even with a magnifying glass is no help. :( .
Once booted to the login (desktop) the text is more normal in size. BUT I cant boot into Debian because of the system hanging!

This is being posted from the Windows 10 partition.

What do I do?

TIA for any assistance...
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Re: Debian Testing hangs, unable to login

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-25 15:34

elton-w wrote:What do I do?

Reinstall and use Debian stable instead, testing is a development branch and so will break from time to time.

See also https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi ... .html#s3.1
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Re: Debian Testing hangs, unable to login

Postby elton-w » 2019-07-27 14:28

The person who instilled Testing for me felt that my machine could withstand anything
caused by Testing!
I had done my usual power off, and the next morning,, when I got up, the machine would hang, (...posting thus from the Windows 10 partition).
Usually, I create the USB stick in Linux. I've never created it in windows.

Thank you for your comments.
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Re: Debian Testing hangs, unable to login

Postby theblueplll » 2019-07-27 16:54

elton-w wrote:Machine: HP Spectra
OS: Debian Testing / dual boot with Windows 10
Windows resolution is 3840 x 2160.

Debian "Testing" was installed for me


This was the first mistake in my opinion but that's not the trouble now.

I would do what Head_on_a_Stick is suggesting if it was me.

If not stable a reinstall of testing at the least.
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Re: Debian Testing hangs, unable to login

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-27 19:07

elton-w wrote:The person who instilled Testing for me felt that my machine could withstand anything
caused by Testing!

The person who installed your system is full of shit. Please read my link.
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