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Bug#705961: installation-reports: debian-installer does not create an EFI partition by default

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:33:07PM +0200, Jorge Sanz Forcada wrote:
>Hi Steve,
>I am afraid I can not repeat the whole installation. I have copied
>already all teh files I had in my old computer to the new one, so it
>would be a mess to repeat the whole process again.

Yes, I understand. :-)

>I have made an exercise, but I don't think it is very useful. I just
>repeated the first steps of the installation (with cdnetinst of
>20130423) until the step of the partition:
>- I started the Linux CD through the UEFI loader
>- I got the weird error message of the "prefix" while loading the
>installer grub (I remember to see this one also during a former
>- In the partitions step, I deleted my current Linux partitions and
>asked the guided partition to propose new partitions. It made just
>one partition for Linux and one for swap. Then I did not want to
>commit the changes proposed, so I just left. But I think to remember
>that in my former installation the program issues a warning after
>that saying that I have no EFI partitions defined (while actually
>there is one of ~300 MB in fat32, the Windows one).

Hmmm, OK. There's a fix I uploaded that *should* fix that exact issue
already, unless...

>I am sorry I can not go beyond this point. I have the suspicion that
>the problem may have to do with an HP loader that is what actually
>use to boot Windows if I do not pass through Linux GRUB. Anyway, if
>nobody else complains it mens that this was an effect of the failed
>installation I made with Squeeze before.   You can close the bug, at
>least from my side.

Maybe you're right, and it's an issue partly caused by the abortive
Squeeze installation attempt.

>Thanks a lot for your help.

And thanks to you for being so clear and helpful with your responses!

I'll leave the bug report open for now, in case other people see
similar. We can always close it later...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding
 kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because they
 have day jobs." -- Matt Mackall

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