partitioning requires /boot when it is not needed (UEFI)

Bug #1809713 reported by Robert Collins on 2018-12-25
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Bug Description

Setting up a new server on a UEFI system, correctly detected as such, with manual partitioning (because I wanted bcache and RAID5 and LVM).

The filesystem setup UI refused to advance until I created a dedicated partition for /boot, but per psusi here https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/28445 this hasn't been needed for, oh, 6 years.

Somewhat similar to https://bugs.launchpad.net/subiquity/+bug/1783383 but I suspect distinct so have filed separately.

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Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson) wrote :

The issue here (which is perhaps overblown) is that TTBOMK grub can't write to lvm/raid so the recording of successful/failed boots doesn't work. This means we can't drop the user into grub if you install a bad kernel. There surely is a better way of handling this (like always having a grub delay if /boot isn't a regular partition) but that's where we are.

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