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@ 2017-05-04  8:52 Pierre B
  2017-05-11 12:54 ` Pierre B
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From: Pierre B @ 2017-05-04  8:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I have strange case of a machine where Voidlinux fails to install correctly.

Let me start by saying that I'm using Voidlinux on several computers/VMs 
and I'm now getting used to setting it up.
Still there is this one computer where I can't figure out what's going on. 
I'm installing the OS to a usb stick and the computer in question is a 
Core2Quad running on a X38 motherboard.
Also note that a different flavor of Linux installs and runs fine on it.

The install procedure itself completes without error:

What happens afterward it that the PC freezes at the bios level. After 
processor detection, freeze occurs at memory count, only the letter "M" is 


Void-installer boots fine but as soon as the key with newly installed Void 
is plugged in during BIOS screen it freezes.

I tried reinstalling grub manually with verbose output and it doesn't throw 
an error:

a bit curious about this part 
<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YiLKCEHGyGE/WQrowWzE2RI/AAAAAAAAC2Q/4kli-ELlYrsR8r_jocwvW_sqiECDaG5pgCLcB/s1600/grub%2Binstall%2Blog.jpg> --prefix 
Shouldn't there be a device before the comma ?

Digging a bit deeper, I analyzed MBR on that key after dumping it into 
nonworking.mbr file:


What strikes me is that huge part full of zero from offsets 10 to 50. 
Comparing to a working installation there is plenty of data in that area.

Images were also uploaded here: http://imgur.com/a/deBq0

So I'm turning to your expertise.

If you have any idea or hint I'm all ears.

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