14.04.2: UEFI: linux 3.13.0-45 downloaded during install

Bug #1422864 reported by Jason Gerard DeRose on 2015-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Adam Conrad
Adam Conrad

Bug Description

A UEFI mode install will download and install the latest signed kernel, when there is a newer version available than what's provided on the ISO.

However, the 14.04.2 daily ISO (20150217 deskop amd64) downloads and installs the 3.13.0-45 kernel, even though 3.16.0-30 (lts-utopic) is on the ISO and is what the system will boot to.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-30.40~14.04.1-generic 3.16.7-ckt3
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Feb 17 11:52:00 2015
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash oem-config/enable=true --
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-17 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150217)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :
Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Added a screenshot from during the install.

Adam Conrad (adconrad) on 2015-02-17
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity -

ubiquity ( trusty; urgency=medium

  * Limit the signed kernel candidates to ones that are already on the
    media to avoid pulling in ALL of the signed kernels (LP: #1422864)
 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:03:02 -0700

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for ubiquity has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.21.10

ubiquity (2.21.10) vivid; urgency=medium

  * debian/ubiquity.install-any: Adjust for dropped 94extras in apt-setup
 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:42:54 -0700

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Just confirmed that this is indeed fixed in the 20150218 deskop amd64 daily ISO.

Also confirmed this fix works when doing an OEM install, which I didn't test previously for lack of an easy to use live environment.

Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Hmm, possible regression introduced by this fix: after I complete a UEFI mode install, and then run:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I get a message that that "linux-signed-image-generic-lts-utopic" was automatically installed and is no longer required, can be removed with "apt-get autoremove".

Also, last night I had a situation where it wanted to remove grub-efi... which didn't work out so well on a uefi system :)

This might have been a quirk somehow introduced by doing an OEM install, still tracking that down.

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