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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 06 Mar 2013 07:09:24 PM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Release: 
Release:  other Reproducibility:  Intermittent
Planned Release:  None

Sat 06 Apr 2013 10:56:48 AM UTC, 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 08 Mar 2013 01:01:48 PM UTC, comment #3: 

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

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Fri 08 Mar 2013 12:41:27 PM UTC, 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 07 Mar 2013 08:53:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Please try attached patch

(file #27571)

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Wed 06 Mar 2013 07:09:24 PM UTC, 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 (2KiB - text/x-diff)


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