Fails misleadingly if EFI partition has `hidden` flag

Bug #1908248 reported by Wolfgang Noichl
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Bug Description

If the EFI partition has the `hidden` flag set (which happened to me with recent Win10 on a Lenovo X1), boot-repair fails with the message "Please create a ESP partition (FAT32, 100MB-250MB, start of the disk, boot flag). This can be performend ... Then try again".

This is somewhat misleading, since said partition is already there, and also appears in gparted.
According to this post,, and confirmed by me, removing the hidden flag is enough. Could boot-repair maybe suggest this or even do it itself?

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu)
Changed in boot-repair:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → YannUbuntu (yannubuntu)
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YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

Thanks Wolfgang for the report.

Solved in 4ppa135 (added an suggestion to remove the hidden flag via Gparted).

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