Having Problems Installing Debian 10.3.0

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Having Problems Installing Debian 10.3.0

Postby CoolDude2 » 2020-03-28 00:04

I'm having difficulty installing Debian using the Debian live amd64 versions on both a DVD and USB stick and I believe its a hardware issue.

My current setup is. . .

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Version 2501
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
Creative 70SB174000000 Sound BlasterX AE-5 Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 06G-P4-6163-KR, 6GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
EVGA 700 W Bronze Power Supply
Samsung EVO 850 250(GB) with Windows 10 Pro Installed
Samsung EVO 850 500(GB) where I would like to install Debian Buster KDE
Plugged in via ethernet cable to the router for Modem Access.

I followed all the directions for download and creating bootable iso's using the live version on my DVD. It booted and when I initiated the graphical installer I got the error message about nouveau driver not found or such(I don't remember exactly what it said. But, anyway I did some research and found thats a very common issue so what I did was add "nomodeset" after "no splash". I intiated the install and this time it got to the Debian loading symbol before freezing relatively quickly the first time and the second time after about 6 or so rotations.

Now the reason I believe this is a hardware issue is because before trying the live version I tried installing from a bootable dvd iso image. Through MANY different attempts there was always a framebuffer issue so I used the fb=false parameter which fixed it, however, after a while the prompt would tell me the AHCI storage controller wasn't found. Under bios, I verified that all the drives were using it. So I added another parameter AHCI=off. After initiallizing the install again it came up with clocksource errors. So under bios I disabled all of the cpu core speed controls in order to just have a cpu running at a constant speed with no adjustments made via hardware. After doing that, I no longer recieved the clocksource errors and was able to begin installation of Debian through the installer. I tried about 4 or 5 times, freezing at different intervals throughout the installer seemingly random, like while detecting network hardware or partitioning an ssd.

I've messed with it a little more and got some different results. This may be of help.

Here is my bios setup.


This setup when booted from the dvd live kde iso it does directly to grub instead of the installer menu. From online tutorials I assumed it should've loaded into the installer menu. If anybody has anything to add it would be much appreciated.
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Re: Having Problems Installing Debian 10.3.0

Postby pylkko » 2020-03-28 20:38

can you share the instructions that you followed?

did I get this right? you manage to boot, but the installer freezes?
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Re: Having Problems Installing Debian 10.3.0

Postby CoolDude2 » 2020-04-02 00:24

Hello Again, I never figured out what was wrong with it the first time. But I remade some disc images with a different computer, formatted both of my hard drives, then reinstalled. It works now.
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