Installer should ensure a Boot BIOS partition is created on GPT when BIOS is non-EFI

Bug #1080726 reported by Ray DeCampo on 2012-11-19
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

I did a fresh install of 12.10 on a new SSD and used the installer to partition the drive. I had chosen 'Something Else' for installation type (http://www.debianadmin.com/wp-content/gallery/quantal/4.png) because I had 12.04 installed on another drive. The installer created a GPT type partition table. When I rebooted the system would not boot from the drive because the BIOS was non-EFI.

The installer should try to detect this situation and prevent it. When I ran Boot Repair it was able to tell me I had a GPT drive on a non-EFI BIOS with no Boot BIOS partition, so it is possible.

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Yes, this would save a lot of people headaches, and a lot of bug reports being filed.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
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