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Bug#694570: marked as done (installation failures with d-i beta4 relating to EFI)

Your message dated Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:45:13 +0200
with message-id <201308301245.50219.holger@layer-acht.org>
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has caused the Debian Bug report #694570,
regarding installation failures with d-i beta4 relating to EFI
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports
Severity: critical
Justification: makes baby jesus cry


I just tried d-i beta4 amd64 netinst on my lenovo thinkpad x121e
laptop. The Laptop's firmware has boot mode set to 'either/both'
for legacy BIOS/EFI. The storage device was a totally blank SSD,
no prior OS.

Upon boot, prior to the point where I get to choose graphical /
text / rescue, I get the following error message (this does not
stop me progressing):

    "error: prefix not set"

Install progressed as normal. The guided partition scheme
created a GPT partition table and a 512M EFI partition in
addition to boot. It seemed to select grub2-efi. I got a message
like the following towards the end of the process:

    "grub-install dummy failed"

The resulting install won't boot; I get the following error¹

    Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 ...
    Loading initial ramdisk ...
    error: no suitable mode found.
    Booting however

That's the last thing I see. No keyboard lights or other 

I'll just retry this and see if I can capture anything from d-i
before rebooting out of it.

¹ https://twitter.com/jmtd/status/273521879510298624/photo/1

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reassign 604033 debian-installer
severity 604033 wishlist
forcemerge 604033 699430
retitle 699430 debian-installer: support for Intel Matrix Raid (RST, imsm)
reassign 699293 pcmciautils-udeb


thank you for submitting installation reports, much appreciated.

I read through all the bugs mentioned here (and I'm sure they were read by 
several people at the time they were submitted) and am closing them now as/if
- they (finally) indicated success and/or
- I know from first hand experience that the functionality is working in 
Wheezy and/or
- they only contained very little information and/or
- they contained user errors and/or
- they were caused by broken hardware and/or
- they have been from a development phase where things were not stable and/or
- they are quite old (and thus likely fixed today) and/or
- moreinfo was asked and not given.

If I've closed a bug incorrectly please do reply (it's easy to reopen and I'll 
do if requested) or just file a new one - thats often better, as the bug log 
will be clearer and shorter and not contain cruft.


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