partman should have a check script to warn if missing bios_grub partition

Bug #1572374 reported by Peter Bomars on 2016-04-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Failed on install

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: ubiquity 2.21.37
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.365
Date: Tue Apr 19 18:51:01 2016
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: grub-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Peter Bomars (pbomars) wrote :
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

You are trying to install in bios mode but your disk uses GPT partitions. You need to create a 1 mb bios_grub partition.

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

Good point, but shouldn't partman take care of that like it used to do?
On Apr 22, 2016 19:05, "Phillip Susi" <email address hidden> wrote:

> You are trying to install in bios mode but your disk uses GPT
> partitions. You need to create a 1 mb bios_grub partition.
>
>
> ** Changed in: grub-installer (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Invalid
>
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> Title:
> Install Failed post-install initramfs event
>
> Status in grub-installer package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> Failed on install
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
> Package: ubiquity 2.21.37
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
> Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.365
> Date: Tue Apr 19 18:51:01 2016
> InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi
> file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
> LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SourcePackage: grub-installer
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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Good point; partman should check and warn you if you do not have one.

affects: grub-installer (Ubuntu) → partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
Changed in partman-partitioning (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Invalid → Triaged
summary: - Install Failed post-install initramfs event
+ partman should have a check script to warn if missing bios_grub
+ partition
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