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    Issues Installing Debian On Asus Laptop


    Hi. I hope this is the right subforum for this question.

    I recently purchased an ASUS GL551JM-DH71 laptop. I'm attempting to install Debian on there. Everything goes smoothly except for two things. At one point during the installation it asks whether or not I want to force an install of the UEFI. I've tried doing it after selecting yes and I've tried doing it selecting no. Both attempts have not worked. When the installation is complete, I try to boot up for the first time and I get a black screen with a white cursor. Are there any settings I need to change, maybe in the BIOS? Has anyone ran into this problem before who can help me? Thanks in advance.

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    Are you setting up a dual-boot system, or is Debian to be your only OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalWhispers View Post
    At one point during the installation it asks whether or not I want to force an install of the UEFI. I've tried doing it after selecting yes and I've tried doing it selecting no. Both attempts have not worked. When the installation is complete, I try to boot up for the first time and I get a black screen with a white cursor.
    more info please. i know the debian installer provides it.

    also, maybe this has nothing to do with uefi?

    can you switch to a non-graphical tty after booting?
    (with Ctrl-Alt-F2)

    can you boot live?

    do that, post the output of
    Code:
    lspci -k

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    I never had that problem before!

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