UEFI boot needs Experimental branch of Grub

Bug #612432 reported by Dana Goyette on 2010-08-02
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grub2 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

As discussed here, when booting with grub-efi-amd64, the system fails to find the initramfs image:

http://<email address hidden>/msg12623.html

It looks like the "experimental" branch of Grub makes this booting work, at least to where it sees the initramfs image. Unfortunately, since I had to install (mkimage) Grub manually, it broke in other ways that don't happen with the packaged Grub.

Note that my system is an HP EliteBook 8530w.

Also relevant: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/foundations-m-uefi-support

More specifically, I've heard that what I may need is the "newreloc" work.

tags: added: efi
description: updated
description: updated
exactt (giesbert) wrote :

have you checked if this problem is fixed in natty?

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Have you checked if this problem is still present in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04 alpha?

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for grub2 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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