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Bug#773311: confusing dialogue on lack of EFI system partition on non-x86

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 06:17:32PM +0000, Leif Lindholm wrote:
>Package: partman-efi
>Severity: wishlist
>When attempting to install Jessie (daily snapshot from today) on
>arm64, with an already partitioned disk without an EFI System
>Partition, the following dialogue appears:
>  │ This machine's firmware has started the installer in UEFI mode but it │
>  │ looks like there may be existing operating systems already installed  │
>  │ using "BIOS compatibility mode". If you continue to install Debian in │
>  │ UEFI mode, it might be difficult to reboot the machine into any       │
>┌│ BIOS-mode operating systems later.                                    │
>│ │                                                                       │
>│ │ If you wish to install in UEFI mode and don't care about keeping the  │
>│ │ ability to boot one of the existing systems, you have the option to   │
>│ │ force that here. If you wish to keep the option to boot an existing   │
>│ │ operating system, you should choose NOT to force UEFI installation    │
>└│ here.                                                                 │
>  │                                                                       │
>  │ Force UEFI installation?                                              │
>Since there never existed a "BIOS compatibility mode" on arm64, this
>message is quite misleading.
>Could we simply suppress this message on non-x86? Lack of an EFI
>system partition would make itself known later on anyway.

Patches welcome! :-P

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.

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