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Bug#820168: debian-installer: The Grub installation step in Debian Testing Installer fails on Gigabyte MP30-AR0

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Hi Ronald,

Ronald Maas <ronaldjmaas@gmail.com> (2016-04-05):
> The Grub installation step in Debian Installer failed on TianoCore
> UEFI firmware. The /target/boot/efi directory is empty and the
> following error is displayed:
> GRUB installation failed
> The 'grub-efi-arm64' package failed to install into /target/
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> Debian Testing DVD ISO dated 28-03-2016
> How reproducible:
> Every time.
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. Download http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/arm64/iso-dvd/debian-testing-arm64-DVD-1.iso
> 2. Verify checksum
> 3. Copy to USB drive using Windows Win32DiskImager
> 4. Insert drive in X-Gene system
> 5. Boot X-Gene system
> 6. Navigate to UEFI Shell
> 7. Enter the following command to start the Fedora installer:
> 8. In the Grub boot menu select the first menu option and hit enter
> 9. Proceed through the remaining steps of the setup procedure. Selecting
>    default options where applicable. Note on the MP30-AR0 the network is not
>    function (see bug report
>    https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=820022. So skip this step
>    to continue
> 10. After the GRUB installation step fails, continue without bootloader and reboot
> 11. System fails to boot Debian Testing and starts the UEFI Shell instead
> Actual results:
> No GRUB bootloader is installed. After restarting the system, no 'debian' menu
> entry is visible in UEFI and the /boot/efi directory is empty
> Expected results:
> To be able to boot Debian Testing after selecting the 'debian' menu entry in
> UEFI. Also /boot/efi should contain EFI/debian/grubaa64.efi
> Additional info:
> Hardware
> Gigabyte MP30-AR0 motherboard with APM X-Gene 1 processor flashed with TianoCore UEFI
> Kingston KVR16LE11S8/4HB 16 GB ECC DDR3 DRAM
> HGST Deskstar NAS 6 TB hard drive
> Logitech USB keyboard
> The standard U-Boot firmware has been replaced by TianoCore UEFI using the steps described in: https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/gigabyte-mp30-ar0-flashing-uefi/

Any chance you could give Stretch RC 2 a try? Info/download at:


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