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Re: Debian installation issues




On Thu 08 Jun 2017 at 12:17:22 -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 08, 2017 at 11:08:32AM -0500, David DLC wrote:
> 
> > Anyway, I have disabled secure boot, but that didn't seem to solve the
> > problem. My computer does not have a DVD drive, so I put the ISO (
> > debian-8.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso) on a USB stick. When booting my computer, I
> > specifically click "use a device", then "USB Drive (UEFI)". The computer
> > runs for a minute, then pops up the error message. I don't think boot order
> > would change this, as I am booting specifically from the USB. I forgot to
> > mention that I am attempting to dual boot my computer, so I don't wish to
> > remove Windows completely.
> 
> If you used Windows to put the ISO image onto the USB stick, it's
> quite possible it wasn't done correctly.
> 
> The #debian bot currently recommends <http://sf.net/projects/win32diskimager/>
> if you need to write the Debian install image to a USB device from
> Windows.

Steve McIntyre, a Debian Developer whose views on such matters is to be
respected, currently recommends Rufus in dd mode. I've no real idea what
that implies because I do have a Windows OS. Would being able to view
the files on the stick be comforting? Probably not, I imagine.