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Debian 7 "freezes" at boot meny on vmware DELL Server

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Hi
We have a vmware certified DELL Server running Vmware 4.1
I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 32bit went ok

Now i tried to isntall Debian 7 32Bit
I get the boot menu, i can TAB between the options, but as soon as I hit enter. It freezes.
I can not do another other selection

Any idea if i have to go into Advanced Option and write some parameters?
I am quite new to Linux so if possible use basic language :)

Cheers
Morten
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The following is from http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=73613...
Try it temporarily while booting up. If you installed the proprietary drive "nomodeset" will not work. You can try it while booting up by pressing E to edit the Debian entry in the boot loader. Then find the line that ends in 'quiet'. It starts with something kernel or linux I believe; I can never remember which. Appends a space and nomodeset and then press ctrl+x to boot. If everything works you will need to use nomodeset permanently. I can help with that if this ends up working.

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Hi
Thanks for your reply. I dont know what this means "if you ainstalled the properetary drive"
anyway i tried to enter "nomodeset" into the line and ctrl+x to boot but it quickly says "initializing ram disk" and it goes to a black screen with just the cursor. Nothing happens.

I managed to istall the debian 7 32bit on another virtual enviroment and moved the vmware files over on this server, but now i am stuck on the same place in the boot

I have 2 other Debian 6 already running on this machine so its strange that this debian7 will not work

See screenshot of commands that run
Any more idears what to try next?

Kind Regards
Morten
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Sounds like a bug on the GUI.  Try a text-based installation.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

reinstalled as not able to resolve
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What changes have you make in the reinstall? This sounds like a problem with the graphics option.
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