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[Bug 1045713] New: Upgrading legacy mode system with EFI mode stick breaks the system
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  • Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:44:08 +0000
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Bug ID: 1045713
Summary: Upgrading legacy mode system with EFI mode stick
breaks the system
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Version: Current
Hardware: Other
OS: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
Assignee: yast2-maintainers@xxxxxxx
Reporter: adrien.plazas@xxxxxxxx
QA Contact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

I had a Leap 42.2 install that I wanted to upgrade to Tumbleweed; to do so I
loaded a recent TW on a USB stick, booted from it in EFI mode, and from the
stick's menu I selected the Upgrade (or Update, I don't remember the phrasing)

The upgrade went fine until the very end when I was presented an error message,
IIRC it stated that the EFI partition couldn't be found.

When booting the system, grub tells me that linuxefi can't be found and hence
the system doesn't start.

It looks like I upgraded a system installed in legacy mode with a stick in EFI
mode, and that the upgrade was performed as if the installed system was in EFI
mode; now my install is in a weird in-between state.

I would expect the upgrade to be made from the installed mode to the same one,
despite the mode the upgrade is performed in, or in the worst case I would
expect to be asked to perform the upgrade in the adequate mode.

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