Unable to boot Debian (Jessie) system

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Unable to boot Debian (Jessie) system

Postby Gordon » 2017-01-29 22:39

Hello everyone,

I tried to install Debian on my laptop and I failed. I wanted to setup full disk encryption, so I followed this guide: https://xo.tc/setting-up-full-disk-encr ... essie.html

I also wanted to install the Grub bootloader on one of my USB drives. Due to my lack of sleep I decided to skip the Grub install section. Now I'm unable to boot Debian. Is it possible to fix this problem? Or did I just destroy my laptop?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Cheers,
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Re: Unable to boot Debian (Jessie) system

Postby phenest » 2017-01-29 22:49

Gordon wrote:Is it possible to fix this problem?

Yes, but given your situation, just start again but this time, install GRUB.
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Re: Unable to boot Debian (Jessie) system

Postby stevepusser » 2017-01-29 22:55

If this is a new laptop, Debian Jessie may also have some issues just working "out of the box", but those can normally be overcome with the use of jessie-backports. If your only net access is wifi, and it's not working, then that can be a simple or very complicated fix, depending on the hardware.
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Re: Unable to boot Debian (Jessie) system

Postby Gordon » 2017-02-15 22:44

Sorry for the late reply! I managed to get everything working. Thanks for all the help.
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