Install grub-efi-ia32 on i386/efi platforms

Bug #1592229 reported by Shih-Yuan Lee on 2016-06-14
This bug affects 70 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OEM Priority Project
grub-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'lsb_release -rd' or System -> About Ubuntu
Ubuntu 14.04

2) The version of the package you are using, via 'apt-cache policy pkgname' or by checking in Software Center
grub-installer (1.78ubuntu20.3)

3) What you expected to happen
Ubuntu installer will install grub-efi-ia32.

4) What happened instead
Ubuntu installer will install grub-efi-amd64-signed.

P.S. Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't have this issue.

Shih-Yuan Lee (fourdollars) wrote :

This patch is backported from Ubuntu 16.04.

Jamie Chang (jamie315) on 2016-06-14
Changed in oem-priority:
importance: Undecided → High

The attachment "grub-installer_1.78ubuntu20.4.debdiff" seems to be a debdiff. The ubuntu-sponsors team has been subscribed to the bug report so that they can review and hopefully sponsor the debdiff. If the attachment isn't a patch, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are member of the ~ubuntu-sponsors, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issue please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High

Hello Shih-Yuan, or anyone else affected,

Accepted grub-installer into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package grub-installer - 1.78ubuntu20.4

grub-installer (1.78ubuntu20.4) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * Install grub-efi-ia32 on i386/efi platforms (LP: #1592229)

 -- Shih-Yuan Lee (FourDollars) <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:42:25 +0800

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for grub-installer has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2016-07-26
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → Fix Released
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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