"install alongside" fails with uefi laptop using precise

Bug #1049919 reported by Nick Moffitt on 2012-09-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm not sure if this is ubiquity's bailiwick or parted or grub or whatever other sub-tool holds the logic, but I recently tried to do a dual boot install on a coworker's Lenovo e320 from a 12.04 (and later 12.04.1) USB installer drive. The install proceeded fine, but it failed to do whatever EFI/UEFI magic was needed to let Ubuntu boot. No matter how many times I went through the install, it would reboot immediately into the Windows partition afterward.

I went into the BIOS and enabled "legacy" boot, and called on the Canonical Support team's assistance. They went through the install and deleted the EFI partition during a remote-managed install, and then the system booted happily into grub.

UEFI is in the wild now, and precise at least was unprepared for this.

Nick Moffitt (nick-moffitt) wrote :

(Also I just want to thank moustafa from the Canonical Support team again for helping me work around this!)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: precise
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - "install alongside" fails with uefi laptop
+ "install alongside" fails with uefi laptop using precise
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