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Bug#703470: marked as done (UEFI USB stick installation fails to detect its media on a USB 3.0 port)

Your message dated Sat, 13 May 2017 09:48:00 +0000
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and subject line Closing obsolete bug report
has caused the Debian Bug report #703470,
regarding UEFI USB stick installation fails to detect its media on a USB 3.0 port
to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: installation-reports

Boot method: ISO on USB drive
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/wheezy_di_rc1/amd64/iso-cd/debian-wheezy-DI-rc1-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: 2013-03-19

Machine: HP EliteBook 8570p (C6Z56UT)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3320M
Memory: 4 GiB
Partitions: none (erased MBR & GPT)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [ ]
Configure network:      [ ]
Detect CD:              [E]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [E]


In order to document this failure mode, I made this installation attempt on a
system that I "cleaned" after a successful installation.  So it isn't quite
the same as a brand-new machine.

At the HP startup screen, hit "ESC" for the "Startup Menu", "F10" for "BIOS
Setup", in "System Configuration" tab, "Boot Options", change "Boot Mode" from
"Legacy" to "UEFI Hybrid (With CSM)".  (I made other, irrelevant, settings
changes, too.)

System now boots automatically from the USB stick.  For a second I see the

Welcome to GRUB!

error: "prefix" is not set.

in the top left of the screen, then the graphical D-I menu comes up.  Choose
"Advanced options", "Expert install".  At "Detect and mount CD-ROM", get a
message that "No common CD-ROM drive was detected.", prompt to "Load CD-ROM
drivers from removable media?"

Saying "Yes" gets "Cannot read removable media, or no drivers found".  Returns
to the main menu.

Saying "No", gets "No common CD-ROM drive was detected.", prompt to "Manually
select a CD-ROM module and device?".  Say "No", the step fails; say "Yes" and
enter "/dev/sda" (the only present removable device), also fails.  Returns to
the main menu.

In the screen prompting "You may switch to the shell on the second terminal
(ALT+F2)", ALT+F2 toggles the appearance of a few raster lines at the top of
the screen--mostly black, one part red, two white dots flashing--nothing more.
(In "Rescue mode", it gives a proper shell prompt.)

I don't see any mention of installing to a UEFI/GPT system under

See bug #703469 for the workaround.

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Thanks for having taken the time to report this issue with UEFI in
Debian 7 ("Wheezy").

During last years, UEFI support has improved and we believe this bug is
likely to be solved in the current stable version of Debian 8 ("Jessie")
or in the upcoming Debian Stretch.

I'm thus closing this bug report. If you can reproduce this issue with
Debian 8 installer[1] or better with the release candidate installer for
the upcoming Debian Stretch[2], please file a new bug report.

Thanks again for your contribution!

1. https://www.debian.org/distrib/
2. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

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