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Bug#763127: marked as done (UEFI corner case - installer booted in UEFI mode, existing system in BIOS mode)

Your message dated Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:19:08 +0000
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and subject line Bug#763127: fixed in partman-efi 54
has caused the Debian Bug report #763127,
regarding UEFI corner case - installer booted in UEFI mode, existing system in BIOS mode
to be marked as done.

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Package: partman-efi
Version: 47
Severity: important
Tags: d-i

Ad originally described in [1], but no bug was ever filed to
match. #695048 is related, I think. Time to file a bug about this to
help track work to fix it...

We have a machine with both UEFI and BIOS-mode boot available, with an
existing BIOS-mode Windows installation (e.g. Windows 7 in this case)
*but* the machine is set up to try and boot UEFI first and *then* fall
back to BIOS (for some reason).

The existing Windows installation boots via the fallback, and the user
has no reason to ever investigate this. However, d-i will happily boot
in UEFI mode. When we get to partitioning, there is no EFI System
Partition (ESP), as Windows isn't using one. We then get to either of
two potentially bad cases:

 (a) the user shuffles partitions around and makes an ESP, installs
     the system OK including grub-efi. They then have a machine that
     will boot via UEFI to grub, but maybe will not be able to boot
     Windows. I've not tested this directly yet, but I can see this
     happening. To get to their existing Windows installation, the
     user will have to switch boot mode in the firmware setup - bad.

 (b) the user does not make an ESP, installs a system but grub-efi
     fails to install properly for that reason. I'm seeing bug reports
     that suggest this path does *not* necessarily give a clear error
     to the user, maybe in some cases no error at all. They reboot
     their newly-installed system and find it immediately goes into
     Windows with no sign of their new Debian installation at all.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2014/02/msg00080.html

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Source: partman-efi
Source-Version: 54

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
partman-efi, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 763127@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> (supplier of updated partman-efi package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:46:01 +0100
Source: partman-efi
Binary: partman-efi
Architecture: source i386
Version: 54
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
 partman-efi - Add to partman support for EFI System Partitions (udeb)
Closes: 763127
 partman-efi (54) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Steve McIntyre ]
   * Warn the user if we've booted in UEFI mode but we seem to have only
     non-UEFI existing OS installations - give them the option to switch
     the installer to non-UEFI mode from this point forwards so they don't
     break potential dual-boot setup. Closes: #763127
   [ Updated translations ]
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   * Italian (it.po) by Milo Casagrande
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