Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

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Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

Postby dave67 » 2019-01-07 16:31

Thinkpad T500 8GB Intel GPU used.

The GUI installer failed with three attempts using my DVD discs. I thought being new to Debian itself I was causing the issue. It failed the installation of the system that's where it had the error. I than decided to use the text based installer and it worked with the Mate desktop. I was trying gnome disc to test if its the GUI installer. I did download a new copy of mate buster 9.6. Does the GUI have a issues that I do not know about? :)
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Re: Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-07 18:06

dave67 wrote:the error

Are we permitted to know the exact error or is it a secret? :mrgreen:
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Re: Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-07 23:38

Some newer Intel GPU's need the firmware-misc-nonfree package to work correctly, but since yours also seems to be a secret... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

Postby dave67 » 2019-01-08 00:11

The only information I got was installer failed on installation. It asked me what to do I cancelled the install.

The CPU in my t500 is P8400 (2.26 GHz)3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz. With Intel Integrated Graphics 4500MHD.

The system now functions normally after I used the text based. I am going to test this old mate installation on VB see if it installs or has the same issue.
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Re: Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

Postby dave67 » 2019-01-09 19:43

I decided to check if the GUI installer failure is common. Other users have had it fail and just use the text based. Since the error was so helpful in diagnosis its seems its just buggy
good to know.

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Re: Debian 9.6 mate and Gnome buster installation

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-09 21:15

What is "mate buster 9.6"? 9.6 would indicate a Stretch release.
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