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install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby richjoh » 2019-02-12 03:13

Install Debian 9.7.0 to a second HD (120GigByte), chose option to install Grub to sdb drive but unable to boot. I want to install Grub to the second HD and not over my windows MBR, sda. I set my BIOS to boot from sdb it fails.

I copy debian 9.7.0 DVD1, DVD2 and DVD3 iso to a usb stick, boot from the usb for the install. I used WinSetupFromUSB_1-8_X64 to write multiple ISOs to a single USB stick. I'm new to Debian of course. Is this a bug? Is there a fix?

My hardware is Clevo laptop, model P151SM1, Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz. Tried uploading a pic, Apache server error.

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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-12 07:09

Have you disabled Secure Boot?

GRUB should detect Windows and make a boot entry for it if your firmware ("BIOS") is unable to boot from the second drive.
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby richjoh » 2019-02-12 11:07

"Secure Boot", if that's the password to run BIOS then boot up, I don't have it enabled. If that's not it then what ...
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby p.H » 2019-02-12 11:55

richjoh wrote:I set my BIOS to boot from sdb it fails.

How does it fail ? What happens ?
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-12 19:08

richjoh wrote:"Secure Boot", if that's the password to run BIOS then boot up

Nope.

Use a search engine ffs.
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby stevepusser » 2019-02-12 19:10

richjoh wrote:"Secure Boot", if that's the password to run BIOS then boot up, I don't have it enabled. If that's not it then what ...


No, Secure Boot is different. You usually find its setting under Security in the Setup. Debian currently does not work with Secure Boot turned on.
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-12 19:20

stevepusser wrote:Debian currently does not work with Secure Boot turned on.

Actually, testing/unstable can be made to work with it enabled:

https://wiki.debian.org/SecureBoot/Testing

Hopefully Debian 10 will support Secure Boot OOTB.
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby richjoh » 2019-02-13 00:42

Turns out I'm running Legacy Boot Loader, no Secure Boot. My BIOS is Aptio Setup Utility, 1.00.01 (c) 2012. It's as if the BIOS doesn't allow me to set both disc as boot disk, I'm able to set 1 as boot but not both. "Hard Drive BBS Priorities" menu list both drive. But Boot Option #1 is WinSSD & Boot Option#2 is Realtek PXE B05 D00. If I set sdb (Debian) to Boot Option #1 it doesn't boot. Blinking underscore. There is a UEFI menu in the BIOS, but only gives me "Network stack" as a UEFI Boot option.

I think my problem is setting this BIOS to see both drives during boot up and so far I can't find that setting.

Well I also don't follow if I wrote the Grub to sdb why doesn't Debian 9.7.0 boot? I get nothing even if I choose Boot Override of sdb from inside the BIOS.
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Re: install debian 9.7.0 not booting

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-02-13 07:15

richjoh wrote:If I set sdb (Debian) to Boot Option #1 it doesn't boot. Blinking underscore.

Can you switch to a console screen with <ctrl>+<alt>+F2?

Have you tried disabling modesetting?

https://wiki.debian.org/KernelModesetting#Disabling_KMS

A "blinking underscore" usually indicates that the system is booted but the graphics drivers have failed.

@p.H may have better advice, they're good with this sort of thing.
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