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Old 10-08-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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Debian boot error


Iam all new to this forum and linux in general.

I have just tried to install Debian.gnome.amd64 on my machine for the second time. I have installed Windows countless times and a single linux system before, so i thougt installing Debian would be peice of cake, i was wrong.

After the fist install i got an error while booting and a freze, i didnt think much of it and restarted the installation process. Now the second time i get another error while booting stating that: 'Radeon kernel modesetting for r600 or later requires firmware-linux-nonfree' after this message the computer refuses to respond to any input - just like the first time.

How do i solve this problem and what am i doing wrong? Thanks!

(Not english native)
Old 10-08-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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Try installing again using one of the unofficial ISO images that already contain the non-free firmware:
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Reinstalling seems like the sledgehammer solution.

Boot the kernel with the nomodeset parameter. Add non-free to your sources, install the non-free firmware and reboot.


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