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[Bug 807090] post install: installed using grub2-efi, after boot just got 'grub' (not grub2) message, and nothing

Jon Nelson <jnelson-suse@xxxxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Jon Nelson <jnelson-suse@xxxxxxxxxxx> 2013-03-04 15:15:51
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There are a few issues here.
1. Previously, the machine had Fedora 17 on it. It was UEFI booting.
2. For the install, I used PXE boot. Is there a chicken-and-egg situation with
pxe booting and efi bootloading?
3. In the bootloader config, I chose grub2-efi. I would have expected it to
create the appropriate boot partition or - at least - grump that there wasn't
one (and ideally, suggest a modification).
4. I *did* get a GPT partition table. I ended up using the rescue environment
(which doesn't have gptfdisk!) to chroot into the install, change the partition
type to MBR, and then install grub2 (no efi).

Lastly, regarding the ext2 vs. whatever for /boot, I've used ext3 or ext4 on
/boot (if I even have a /boot) for the better part of 5 years without issue,
but that's not relevant to this issue. In my opinion, the issue here boils down
to, mostly, point 2 above.

I don't believe that the bug is invalid because the bootloader config should
have grumped that a /boot/efi partition was not present. Instead, I got no such
warning. Have a nice day!

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