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Bug#822941: debian-installer: cannot boot installed on

 VirtualBox with EFI-enabled
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On Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:16:23 +0100 Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
> Do we know what version of Virtualbox? 

 Still occurs, from 5.0.24 (on Debian Sid) to 5.1.2 and 5.1.4 (on Windows10).

 And now I found why other distro can boot on UEFI enabled Virtualbox.

 - Booting from UEFI shell by kicking /boot/efi/EFI/debian/grubx64.efi works.
 - Fedora24 on Virtualbox can boot without UEFI shell, and it has different
   files in its /boot/efi partition, especially /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI
   and /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/fallback.efi . Once delete those files, Fedora24
   won't boot.
 - Just copying those files to Debian on VirtualBox won't boot, it just repeats
   showing error and rebooting.

 Probably VirtualBox UEFI seeks /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT, not /boot/efi/EFI/${distro}. 
 I don't know this behavior is okay or not, but it's better to add workaround
 to d-i, IMHO (for users' convenient).


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/org

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