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Install fails with Kubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system

Reported by Jonathan Riddell on 2013-05-09
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Bug Description

I installed kubuntu 13.04 on a computer with UEFI and it didn't set up Grub right so nothing would boot
then I installed ubuntu unity 13.04 and it also installed fine
then I installed Kubuntu again and it consistently failed to install with an error

May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: dpkg: error processing grub-efi-amd64-signed (--configure):
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: Setting up secureboot-db (1.1) ...
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: Can't access efivars filesystem at /sys/firmware/efi/efivars, aborting
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: Errors were encountered while processing:
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: grub-efi-amd64
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: grub-efi-amd64-signed
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: E
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: :
May 9 16:52:54 kubuntu ubiquity: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :
tags: added: kubuntu
Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2013-05-09
description: updated
tags: added: ubiquity-2.14.8
tags: added: raring
Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

17:20 < cjwatson> Riddell: FWIW the problems you blogged about look awfully like the ones that Steve McIntyre fixed at the 11th hour before wheezy
17:20 < cjwatson> Yeah, specifically Debian #698914
17:20 < ubottu> Debian bug 698914 in grub-efi "grub-efi booting Windows 8 in UEFI mode" [Serious,Fixed] http://bugs.debian.org/698914

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

There's a bit more than that though.

May 9 16:52:52 kubuntu kernel: [ 963.104311] efivars: set_variable() failed: status=8000000000000009

I wonder if this is the perennial problem with some firmware not having enough variable space. The kernel folks know more about that than I do ...

Steve Riley (steveriley) wrote :

I think this is another manifestation of the problem documented in bug 1167622. See the description for details.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
gigi (georg-drews) wrote :

@Steve Riley:
Is your Laptops one of those, which has a real harddisk AND a SSD inside (hybrid-harddisk) ?
If yes, then my research has lead me to the point, that the installer falsely assumes, there is a full operateable raid-controller inside, which is not.
See also https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_with_Fake_RAID

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