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Old 01-07-2017, 09:18 AM   #1
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Debian fresh install blinking cursor meaning?


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I have install debian in computer 64bit amd the installing is from usb and completed
the cursor is blinking what does this mean and how to move forwrd with it?
 
Old 01-07-2017, 09:37 AM   #2
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Give a better step by step explanation than just ~ I installed Debian usb completed a cursor is blinking now what do I do?

I could say mmm turn it off then on again and see what it does. But that does not mean it'd actually help you any. what cursor?????

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Old 01-07-2017, 10:04 AM   #3
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Depends on where in the install you got. If it got to a reboot to boot the new install things could have not been setup like /etc/fstab. Or the bios / UEFI has settings that prevent it from booting. When I see that the bootloader never got past go, or the /etc/fstab was missing/wrong and stopped things pre-boot. It could also be that the installer didn't see the intended "other" media to install to and overwrote itself. Although I normally run into that with BSD and eMMC storage. But it's been a while. Anybodies guess at this point, starting the install from the beginning is a safe bet for moving forward. Rufus is a common mention for putting installer images on a usb stick under windows.
 
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:50 AM   #4
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Give a better step by step explanation than just ~ I installed Debian usb completed a cursor is blinking now what do I do?

I could say mmm turn it off then on again and see what it does. But that does not mean it'd actually help you any. what cursor?????
Hello,
The cursor is blinking again after restart
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Depends on where in the install you got. If it got to a reboot to boot the new install things could have not been setup like /etc/fstab. Or the bios / UEFI has settings that prevent it from booting. When I see that the bootloader never got past go, or the /etc/fstab was missing/wrong and stopped things pre-boot. It could also be that the installer didn't see the intended "other" media to install to and overwrote itself. Although I normally run into that with BSD and eMMC storage. But it's been a while. Anybodies guess at this point, starting the install from the beginning is a safe bet for moving forward. Rufus is a common mention for putting installer images on a usb stick under windows.
i have install Ubuntu and over it after remove i have install Debian it take lot of time download files from internet and USB booting i have used iso file to win32imager...
 
Old 01-10-2017, 04:38 AM   #5
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rufus is a common mention for making bootable sticks for winders. In linux use dd, or dcfldd if you want to know how much longer.
 
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rufus is a common mention for making bootable sticks for winders. In linux use dd, or dcfldd if you want to know how much longer.

i was using win32imager software...
 
Old 01-10-2017, 05:10 AM   #7
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is this software to make bootable usb stick??
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:23 AM   #8
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is this software to make bootable usb stick??
Hi...

No, that looks more like partition software to me. You could also try UNetbootin, which looks like this in Synaptic's screenshot...
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Hi...

No, that looks more like partition software to me. You could also try UNetbootin, which looks like this in Synaptic's screenshot...
Don't use unetbootin.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=775689

https://www.debian.org/releases/jess...copy-isohybrid
 
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sir where is download link??
 
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Hi all...

I saw this program mentioned in the second link above. Hopefully, it's a good alternative, although there are others.

Regards...

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Old 01-10-2017, 06:14 AM   #12
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hello,
i have already win32 image what to do next?
 
Old 01-10-2017, 06:30 AM   #13
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i have already win32 image what to do next?
Whoops, my apologies, I just now noticed your post above explaining that.

Can you give us more details as to what .iso file you used and where you obtained it? Also, did you check the file's integrity using a MD5 checksum utility? Do you see a Debian splash screen or any code when you're attempting to boot the system? What is the brand and model (and model number) of your computer?

Regards...

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Old 01-10-2017, 07:31 AM   #14
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the image you posted in your post above, post #7 shows the 'Rufus' software window open. Rufus is software designed to run on windows and to create a bootable usb, including various Linux systems. Why not just use that. I haven't used it myself but have seen numerous posts of people who used it successfully.

A blinking cursor generally means improper installation of the bootloader. Since you don't really give any information on your hardware, whether there is another OS or whether you are using UEFI or MBR, we are left to guess. Posting more details will help us to help you.

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Old 01-10-2017, 10:00 AM   #15
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the image you posted in your post above, post #7 shows the 'Rufus' software window open. Rufus is software designed to run on windows and to create a bootable usb, including various Linux systems. Why not just use that. I haven't used it myself but have seen numerous posts of people who used it successfully.

A blinking cursor generally means improper installation of the bootloader. Since you don't really give any information on your hardware, whether there is another OS or whether you are using UEFI or MBR, we are left to guess. Posting more details will help us to help you.
here is screen shot of pc
how to use rufus and how to know more which os is
uefi or mbr
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