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bug #38479: Failure to boot on some UEFI systems (possible memory allocation issue)

Submitted by:  Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar>
Submitted on:  Wed Mar 6 19:09:24 2013  
Category: BootingSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: otherReproducibility: Intermittent
Planned Release: None

Sat Apr 6 10:56:48 2013, comment #4:

Still haven't received the feedback with efi_gop. Closing the bug. If problem reamins, feel free to reopen.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Fri Mar 8 13:01:48 2013, comment #3:

You need to insmod efi_gop. Normally it's handled by grub-mkconfig.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Fri Mar 8 12:41:27 2013, comment #2:

Did not work; see https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800035#c25:

So with EFI I have indeed (cd0), but booting says (I'm tying from one screen to
another :):

error: no suitable video mode found.
Booting in blind mode
Trying to terminate EFI services again

after that nothing

Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar>
Project Member
Thu Mar 7 08:53:15 2013, comment #1:

Please try attached patch

(file #27571)

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Wed Mar 6 19:09:24 2013, original submission:

There are reports of failure to boot grub2 on some UEFI systems. So far reports are about Dell Inspiron 15z 5523 and asus X202e / S200 / VivoBook.

Details are https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800035

It contains links to two openSUSE forum threads which also have some screenshots. One of interest is http://susepaste.org/10571814.

Original report was about ELILO which fails to boot as well.

Stephan Kulow from SUSE (Cc'ed) has Dell Inspirion and is willing to provide debug information if instructions can be given. I tried to collect at least lsmmap/lsefimmap but apparently grub2 is not even able to load modules in this case. If some special GRUB2 build is required I offer my help to do it.

Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar>
Project Member


Attached Files
file #27571:  efi-term.diff added by phcoder (2kB - text/x-diff)


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