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Bug#747045: base-installer: Install hangs when attempting to format EFI system partition

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 05:18:24PM +0200, Sjoerd Simons wrote:
> On Sun, May 04, 2014 at 08:07:51PM -0400, Mike wrote:
> > When installing on an EFI based computer, the installation will hang while
> > attempting to format an EFI system partition. If the partition already exists
> > and is already formatted, the install proceeds normally.
> Seeing the same issue on a baytrail based NUC board. Partman seems to hang in
> /lib/partman/commit.d/format_efi

Looking at the parted log it's the parted server that fails and 50format_efi
not really handling the error it seems last few lines in the log are:

parted_server: OUT: Timer
parted_server: OUT: 0 (null)
.../50format_efi: error_handler: exception with type Timer

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/parted/+bug/1306704 looks related but
should already be fixed in debian starting with version -20.

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