I have now tried twice, with the same results, to install Debian 8.2.0 onto my hard drive. Each time it went through the installation as if everything was working. But, when it rebooted, it came up in grub rescue mode. When I do an "ls" command, it only shows the hard drive and no partition information. When I do an "ls (ho0,1)" it reports no such partition.
When is my installation faililng? Why is it not partitioning the hard drive and loading the OS? Obviously it can write to the disk or else grub wouldn't come up at boot.