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Bug#1035477: installation-reports: grub or kernel of D-I image hangs on Thinkpad X13s after "EFI stub: Exiting boot services..."

Package: installation-reports
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i
X-Debbugs-Cc: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>, Dimitri Ledkov <xnox@debian.org>, Debian ARM Mailing List <debian-arm@lists.debian.org>, Manuel Traut <manut@mecka.net>

Boot method: USB
Image version: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/bookworm_di_rc2/arm64/iso-cd/debian-bookworm-DI-rc2-arm64-netinst.iso
Date: 2023-05-03, several times between noon and evening (CEST)

Machine: Thinkpad X13s (ARM)
Partitions: didn't come that far

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

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


[Note: Had to disable Secure Boot, to be able to boot from my USB 3.0
stick (plugged into the Thinkpad USB-C docking station). Before
disabling Secure Boot I could choose it as boot device but I was
always immediately returned to the device's boot device selection

After choosing either "expert install" (first and prefered try) or
"graphical expert install" (second try and second choice) I saw these
three lines and then nothing more happened:

  EFI stub: Booting Linux Kernel...
  EFI stub: Using DTB from configuration table
  EFI stub: Exiting boot services...

Waited 10 minutes at least, i.e. left it alone, did something else and
came back later. Even adding the "debug" kernel parameter didn't bring
up any more details on what's happening.

Ubuntu seems to have had the same problem with Kinetic according to

But Dimitri's Ubuntu Installer Live image lunar-desktop-arm64.iso from
as of 2023-03-07 20:08 booted fine without these issues.

It would be nice if Dimitri (xnox@d.o, Cc'ed) could tell us which fix
has been applied by him (or Ubuntu) to this image so that we can fix
this issue also in Debian, maybe even before the release of Bookworm.
(I only read in the recent D-I RC2 annoucement that there is already
some support for the X13s, so I haven't tried it beforehand.)

-- Package-specific info:
[Stripped as — for obvious reasons — the bug report has been written
on a different device.]

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