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Old 09-08-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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*Alternate* freezing at "loading initial ramdisk"

I've found many others having the same problem and it's not at all clear what solved it; but for me it is different in that the problem occurs exactly every 2nd boot!

I have Grub loading Debian Stretch, 4.1.0-2-686-pae; I see that the problem is common across distributions. I tried:
and it seemed to change the names of the options (it first said Windows Vista on installation, but after update it said Windows 7, which is correct).
When it doesn't boot, it stops on "loading initial ramdisk" and the logo goes red. I guess that's a Debian feature, but I don't see any error message. I reboot and it boots normally, and this happens without exception every two times that I boot.
This started when I tried to upgrade my Debian version, and since that upgrade also broke my X Windows and not one of the solutions online helped, I finally reinstalled when I had time, and now I see that the boot problem is still present on a fresh install.

Any ideas that could shorten my search for a solution would be appreciated.



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