[SOLVED] Fresh debian install, boots to blank screen with blinking cursor...that's it
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I'm dual dipping into a windows forum to see how windows 8 partitions should be set up. What I'm thinking is while running the debian install partition manager, I may have obfuscated a critical windows partition.
I only saw 1 EFI partition if you install Debian you should have a seperate EFI boot partition if I recall right. I think I read it in REFIT. But at present time I believe that Debian already has UEFI atleast EFI o.n the installation disk, but haven't dealt with Secure Boot.
Check bios to see if secure boot is enabled' if not enable it & you should be able to boot to windows.
Then you can play around with settings.
For instance once Secure Boot is re-enabled try booting from cd/dvd or usb.
Thanks for the info EDDY1, I learned a lot and have chosen to try my hand at Debian Jessie (testing) as it supposedly has UEFI support. I'm also going to connect to a network and use the netinst image to avoid any unnecessary sources.list changes.
Also, I was able to recover my windows partition thanks largely to the script yancek introduced me to. Apparently I had inadvertently formatted my windows boot partition to FAT32, which hasn't been used since windows ME.
I'm doing the Jessie install tonight, hopefully all will go well.