udoo x86 install multi-disk installer crash

Bug #1691981 reported by Eric B. Decker on 2017-05-19
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Bug Description

installing onto a new udoo x86 advanced plus. has mmcblk (32G), ssd (250G, m.2 ssd), and external sata hdd, 80G.

grub doesn't like something. was supposed to install onto the mmcblk.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: ubiquity 16.10.14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-22.24-generic 4.8.0
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.379
Date: Fri May 19 02:24:09 2017
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-gnome.seed boot=casper quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64 (20161012.1)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=unknown
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LC_NUMERIC=C.UTF-8
SourcePackage: grub-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Eric B. Decker (cire831) wrote :
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

You are trying to install in EFI mode, and while you initially had an EFI system partition, it appears that you deleted it. You need to have one to install in EFI mode.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid

Thanks for responding Phillip (its appreciated).

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 5:43 AM, Phillip Susi <email address hidden> wrote:

> You are trying to install in EFI mode, and while you initially had an
> EFI system partition,

how could you tell I originally had an EFI partition? I don't remember
deleteing it. I did reformat the drives I am trying to install on.

there is a mmcblk device (32G), an M.2 SSD (250G) and an 80G spinner
(HDD). I don't recall any of these having an EFI partition but I do
remember erasing the drives so that probably caused the problem.

> it appears that you deleted it. You need to have
> one to install in EFI mode.
>

I don't do a lot of installations so forget the pre-reqs.

can i simply create an EFI dir at the top level or must it be a partition?
Is there something simple I can look at that pulls all the basics of EFI
installs together?

and again thanks for your attention.

>
>
> ** Changed in: grub-installer (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Invalid
>
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> report.
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>
> Title:
> udoo x86 install multi-disk installer crash
>
> Status in grub-installer package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> installing onto a new udoo x86 advanced plus. has mmcblk (32G), ssd
> (250G, m.2 ssd), and external sata hdd, 80G.
>
> grub doesn't like something. was supposed to install onto the mmcblk.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
> Package: ubiquity 16.10.14
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-22.24-generic 4.8.0
> Uname: Linux 4.8.0-22-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.379
> Date: Fri May 19 02:24:09 2017
> InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi
> file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-gnome.seed boot=casper quiet splash ---
> LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64
> (20161012.1)
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=unknown
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> LC_NUMERIC=C.UTF-8
> SourcePackage: grub-installer
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub-installer/
> +bug/1691981/+subscriptions
>

--
Eric B. Decker
Senior (over 50 :-) Researcher

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

I can see from your partman log file. No, the ESP must be a partition and must be flagged as an ESP and use fat32. The installer will take care of setting one up for you if you choose the auto partition option.

Eric B. Decker (cire831) wrote :

thanks

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 1:26 PM, Phillip Susi <email address hidden> wrote:

> I can see from your partman log file. No, the ESP must be a partition
> and must be flagged as an ESP and use fat32. The installer will take
> care of setting one up for you if you choose the auto partition option.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1691981
>
> Title:
> udoo x86 install multi-disk installer crash
>
> Status in grub-installer package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> installing onto a new udoo x86 advanced plus. has mmcblk (32G), ssd
> (250G, m.2 ssd), and external sata hdd, 80G.
>
> grub doesn't like something. was supposed to install onto the mmcblk.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
> Package: ubiquity 16.10.14
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-22.24-generic 4.8.0
> Uname: Linux 4.8.0-22-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.379
> Date: Fri May 19 02:24:09 2017
> InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi
> file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-gnome.seed boot=casper quiet splash ---
> LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64
> (20161012.1)
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=unknown
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> LC_NUMERIC=C.UTF-8
> SourcePackage: grub-installer
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub-installer/
> +bug/1691981/+subscriptions
>

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Eric B. Decker
Senior (over 50 :-) Researcher

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