ruin.christmas
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Boots into grub

Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:54 pm

Installed the raspberry pi for PC debian on a laptop and it seemed to be successful but when i restart it goes into GNU GRUB and i was expecting instead a GUI like raspbian. How do i get it to boot automatically into a gui? Thank you.

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topguy
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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:12 am

Probably something has not gone exactly to plan during the installation. Of course it should boot properly into a desktop/login screen.
Are there no entries to choose in the grub ? or do you get a grub commandline prompt. ?

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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:02 am

Why does the title of this thread sound like some new government program for converting spare footwear into food?
If this post appears in the wrong forums category, my apologies.

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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:22 am

I get a grub commandline prompt: "GNU GRUB version 2....Minimal BASH-like...etc... grub>"

The laptop in question is an HP 14-an013nr. It came with Windows 10 and I immediately replaced it with Linux Mint ~1 year ago so it's capable of having Linux on it. Before you responded, I tried to put stock Debian on it and got the same grub screen & I checked the md5 of that iso.

Might it have something to do with UEFI/bios? Should I use some kind of partition thing like GParted on the HD first? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:56 pm

You could experiment with turning off secure OS boot in the BIOS, but I'm not sure grub would boot even if that was the problem.
Did you get a question during install if you want to put grub on /dev/sda or /dev/sda1 ?

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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:58 pm

Debian Jessie supports UEFI

https://wiki.debian.org/UEFI


Have you eradicated all traces of Windows 10 partitioning including restore partition ??
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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:25 pm

@top - i chose graphical guided install and there seemed to be only two choices one for the 32GB SSD and one for the USB that the iso was on. I obviously chose the computer's HD.

@fruit - i believe i erased everything from windows 10 a long time ago but I will double check today

thanks for your help so far guys

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Re: Boots into grub

Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:59 pm

I reinstalled & went into the BIOS settings and tried different things and was able to boot properly into the GUI. However I think that I'm going to use a different distro on the laptop as the wireless card was not detected and the touchpad wasn't working properly either.

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