Boot-Repai​r-Disk64 can boot in UEFI mode if on USB, not if on CD/DVD

Bug #1235001 reported by ve
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Bug Description

I have run into an issue using Boot-repair [on a HP laptop (Pavilion g7)]. I've burnt a CD with boot-repair and verified the md5 and the burn. I can boot the boot-repair CD if I set the laptop to legacy, non-secure mode, but if I set it to UEFI boot (with secure boot still off), then the CD is ignored by the laptop.

I've put the same boot-repair image on a USB stick using unetbootin and the laptop will boot off that fine in both UEFI mode and legacy.

The laptop DOES boot a Ubuntu 64bit DVD in UEFI (non-secure) mode.

I'd be happy to run some checks if that would be helpful. If it's a BOIS issue (InsydeH2O) I will need detailed info to approach HP with.

[Used the 64bit version of boot-repair dated 2013-05-08 (MD5 sum ending ...19905)]

(PS Linux-secure-remix also will not boot (off a DVD) in non-legacy mode (64 bit version) on the same laptop).

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote : Re: Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok

Thanks for your report.
Boot-Repair-Disk is based on Lubuntu13.04. Please could you try to boot in UEFI on a Lubuntu13.04-64bit DVD ? and USB ?

summary: - Laptop not booting Boot-repai​r CD as UEFI
+ Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok
Changed in boot-repair:
status: New → Incomplete
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ve (veejunk2) wrote : RE: [Bug 1235001] Re: Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok

I only see a CD version of Lubuntu ( on http://lubuntu.net/), not a DVD. Will that work?Do I need to burn it to a DVD rather than a CD? (I had boot-repair-disk on a CD also)

> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:17:37 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 1235001] Re: Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok
>
> Thanks for your report.
> Boot-Repair-Disk is based on Lubuntu13.04. Please could you try to boot in UEFI on a Lubuntu13.04-64bit DVD ? and USB ?
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - Laptop not booting Boot-repai​r CD as UEFI
> + Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok
>
> ** Changed in: boot-repair
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1235001
>
> Title:
> Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok
>
> Status in Boot-Repair:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> I have run into an issue using Boot-repair [on a HP laptop (Pavilion
> g7)]. I've burnt a CD with boot-repair and verified the md5 and the
> burn. I can boot the boot-repair CD if I set the laptop to legacy,
> non-secure mode, but if I set it to UEFI boot (with secure boot still
> off), then the CD is ignored by the laptop.
>
> I've put the same boot-repair image on a USB stick using unetbootin
> and the laptop will boot off that fine in both UEFI mode and legacy.
>
>
> The laptop DOES boot a Ubuntu 64bit DVD in UEFI (non-secure) mode.
>
> I'd be happy to run some checks if that would be helpful. If it's a
> BOIS issue (InsydeH2O) I will need detailed info to approach HP with.
>
>
> [Used the 64bit version of boot-repair dated 2013-05-08 (MD5 sum ending ...19905)]
>
> (PS Linux-secure-remix also will not boot (off a DVD) in non-legacy
> mode (64 bit version) on the same laptop).
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+bug/1235001/+subscriptions

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote : Re: Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok

CD or DVD should both be ok. Please try CD.

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ve (veejunk2) wrote :

The Lubunu CD boots ok in non-legacy and legacy.
It also boots if secure boot is enabled (after pausing with an "Empty security header" message).
Used the (64bit amd version).

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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

ok thank you. That means the bug comes from the way the Boot-Repair-Disk ISO is built (maybe need to sign the EFI bootloader...). Unfortunately, I don't know any fix for that.
If somebody has an idea, please let me know !

Changed in boot-repair:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu)
Changed in boot-repair:
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Laptop not booting Boot-Repai​r-Disk CD as UEFI, but USB ok
+ Boot-Repai​r-Disk64 can boot in UEFI mode if on USB, not if on CD/DVD
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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

Can you reproduce the bug with the last version of Boot-Repair-Disk ?

Changed in boot-repair:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
importance: Medium → Undecided
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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

Should be fixed in today's release of Boot-Repair-Disk.

Changed in boot-repair:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

seems still valid with current version

Changed in boot-repair:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
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