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Bug#894034: debian-installer: mount point /boot/efi

On Sun, 2018-03-25 at 22:20 +0200, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> debian-installer/packages/partman-efi/check.d/efi starts with these lines:
> if [ ! -d /proc/efi ] && [ ! -d /sys/firmware/efi ]; then
>         exit 0
> fi
> if [ -f /var/lib/partman/ignore_uefi ]; then
>         exit 0
> fi
> So it seems installation for EFI is only supported if the installer is
> booted via EFI.

This is because EFI booting normally requires setting variables through
EFI runtime services.

> The armhf netinstall iso does not make use of the UEFI implementation of
> u-boot in contrast to what Suse and Fedora do. So we get stuck in a
> legacy mode of booting. This is unsatisfactory if we want to setup a
> multi-boot installation.

That should be fixed, presumably through changes to debian-cd.


Ben Hutchings
When in doubt, use brute force. - Ken Thompson

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