Fix the missing UEFI packages
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Artful was unfortunately released without packages for UEFI, resulting in a failure upon installation. So ideally it needs fixed before the LTS.

  • Create a fix for Bionic
  • Document the issue in the release notes of Artful
  • Point release of Artful… or something?
wxl created this task.Mon, Nov 27, 12:57 AM
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wxl added a comment.Mon, Nov 27, 1:00 AM

I thought @tsimonq2 created a fix for this (by adding share to the seed) and I could have sworn it was tested on real hardware, but I just downloaded the current iso and it failed.

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tsimonq2 raised the priority of this task from High to Unbreak Now!.Mon, Nov 27, 4:49 PM

So I thought this was done for Bionic already, and I have to do some testing myself, but Schyken on Telegram (bridged to #lubuntu-devel) says he tested on real hardware.

Either way, I had a discussion with Adam Conrad on #ubuntu-release and he said that he needed Real Verification that things worked in Bionic. I have to talk more with him on that, once I verify that @wxl's setup is broken. 😉

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wxl added a comment.EditedMon, Nov 27, 5:02 PM

@tsimonq2 FWIW I did a UEFI boot in VirtualBox and so it naturally tried to install the UEFI packages and got that same darn error installing GRUB. 64 bit desktop, too.

tsimonq2 reassigned this task from tsimonq2 to wxl.Mon, Nov 27, 8:21 PM
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Weird @wxl, because it doesn't work now for me either.

Can you please ping someone about this when you ping about T3? Because that ubuntu-cdimage change I made should have worked, and if it didn't (looking at the manifest that seems to be the case), I'm seriously wondering what's going on here.

If it comes to it I guess we can just explicitly define the packages in both seeds, but that's a bit unmaintainable (not to mention it duplicates code) so I'd like to avoid it.

wxl added a comment.Tue, Nov 28, 11:47 AM

Pinged infinity.

wxl added a comment.EditedFri, Dec 8, 4:31 PM

Sorry about the delay. I have now confirmed the following installs as of today:

✓ UEFI boot succeeds with networking in bionic and artful
✓ UEFI boot succeeds without networking in bionic
✗ UEFI boot fails without networking in artful
✓ UEFI boot succeeds without networking in artful alternate

So whatever weird thing we saw before is now resolved. That said, I think we can be assured that this is resolved for bionic (though I will mentioned I did not check i386 but I think UEFI boot is i386 is not really much of a thing).

Regarding the release notes, at this point the one bug appears to be when there is no networking. It seems the only solution is to add networking unless we have a point release. I guess I could figure out the full list of .debs that would need to also be downloaded in order to fix this, but that doesn't seem like it would be a great solution. Thoughts?

Have you discussed with the Release Team any further about a point release?