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Re: Debian installation issues

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On Wed, Jun 07, 2017 at 11:34:14PM -0500, David DLC wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been trying to install Debian Jessie for about a week now. I have a
> 64-bit Windows 10 PC. I have shrunk the main C drive by 25 gbs, and turned
> off fast boot. I downloaded the AMD-64 small CD iso, and used win32 disk
> imager to write it to a 2 gb usb stick. However, when I boot my computer
> from the disk, I get the error message "The selected boot device failed.
> Press <enter> to continue."

This seems to be a message from the BIOS, which doesn't recognize the
USB stick as bootable. Which one is at fault is difficult to say from
here, especially taking into account that "at fault" itself is a pretty
wide grey area.

> I tried another program, Rufus, to write the image file. There was no
> difference even when I tried that. I am at a complete loss at what to
> do. I don't know if it's a problem with my computer, or if I am doing
> something incorrectly.

Yes, the way you get the image to the stick is essential, but I have
no idea what the recommended practices are under Windows. The other
crucial point is: which BIOS do you have? Is secure boot enabled?
What's the model of your PC's motherboard?

- -- tomás
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