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EFI Fresh Install fails to boot, 4K Sector Drives Fail to boot EFI
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UEFI installs fail to boot with Buster. Even undoing T1415 doesn't appear to result in a bootable system.

Will dig in and research a solution


Difficulty level
Normal (likely a few hours)
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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kroy changed the task status from Open to Confirmed.Jan 3 2020, 8:50 PM
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kroy added a subscriber: UnicronNL.Jan 3 2020, 10:20 PM


I was hoping you have some input here.

This is just a rolling build with T1415 reverted:

I was able to get the grub menu up with:

But selecting one of the options results in:

Which clearly does exist:

pasik added a subscriber: pasik.Jan 6 2020, 12:26 PM
hagbard added a subscriber: hagbard.Jan 7 2020, 7:02 PM

I only have a workaround right now, it appears that grub.cfg can't be found. To boot at least the installed system do the following within the grub shell:

configfile /EFI/VyOS/grub.cfg

That should then show you the grub menu and you can boot the installed system.

rps added a subscriber: rps.Jan 13 2020, 3:54 PM

Also reported in T1830

kroy added a comment.Jan 13 2020, 9:13 PM

PR corrects this. Buster forces secure-boot by default, which we don't support

kroy renamed this task from EFI Fresh Install fails to boot to EFI Fresh Install fails to boot, 4K Sector Drives Fail to boot EFI.Jan 13 2020, 9:38 PM

Also discovered during testing that 4K sector drives will fail to boot with EFI. Also fixed in the above PR

Alfa80 added a subscriber: Alfa80.Jan 18 2020, 2:10 PM
kroy closed this task as Resolved.Jan 18 2020, 2:24 PM
kroy moved this task from Need Triage to Finished on the VyOS 1.3 Equuleus board.Jan 18 2020, 2:29 PM