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    Question How to Install Debian

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to install Debian on my laptop and it's just not installing. Any installation option that I choose, nothing happens. Can anyone help me? I've never installed Debian before.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Shadius; April 9th, 2019 at 03:50 AM.
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    Re: How to Install Debian

    Hi,

    Please post the boot info summary (see link in my signature) so we can get a better overview of what is going on.

    Also, please post system specs. especially RAM, CPU, graphics card.

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to Install Debian

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    Hi,

    Please post the boot info summary (see link in my signature) so we can get a better overview of what is going on.

    Also, please post system specs. especially RAM, CPU, graphics card.

    Thanks.

    Here you go:
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/48WTbsS9CW/

    It's an HP ProBook 640 G1
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    Re: How to Install Debian

    I'm concerned about this on /dev/sda
    Invalid MBR Signature found
    What was on the drive before you wanted to install Debian?

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    Re: How to Install Debian

    It was a Windows 7 PC, but I used DBAN on it to wipe it out.
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    Re: How to Install Debian

    I may be mistaken but I think you probably need to use something like GParted or a command line tool to create a partition table on the drive before you can install.

    This article is slightly older but the information is pretty clear and even though i have not used Debian for a long time am pretty sure it contains fdisk and other tools you need:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/106873/how...ions-on-linux/

    Once you have the partitions set up you should be able to install.

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    Re: How to Install Debian

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    I may be mistaken but I think you probably need to use something like GParted or a command line tool to create a partition table on the drive before you can install.

    This article is slightly older but the information is pretty clear and even though i have not used Debian for a long time am pretty sure it contains fdisk and other tools you need:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/106873/how...ions-on-linux/

    Once you have the partitions set up you should be able to install.
    I find this strange because Ubuntu installed fine. I don't understand why Debian wouldn't create its own partition table when installing.
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    Re: How to Install Debian

    Hmm, I also do not know why. Perhaps ask on the Debian forums for advice?

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