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* bug#27794: efi vs bios grub detection
@ 2017-07-22 22:22 buen ouanq
  2020-12-18 20:13 ` zimoun
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: buen ouanq @ 2017-07-22 22:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 27794

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It was recommended in the IRC room that I send this email.
I struggled all yesterday failing to get GRUB (and thus GuixSD) to install
in ways that I was positive had worked before.
Turns out the installation USB had booted UEFI rather than BIOS, so it
refused to install what I understood to be the default (BIOS GRUB), even
though I had done and partitioned everything correctly, and there were no
meaningful hints as to why.
It would be nice if there was a little note about this in the install
guide, something along the lines of, `EFI/BIOS detection for GRUB depends
on how the installation image was booted.' (or whatever it actually does,
I'm not sure really).

Thank you.

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* bug#27794: efi vs bios grub detection
  2017-07-22 22:22 bug#27794: efi vs bios grub detection buen ouanq
@ 2020-12-18 20:13 ` zimoun
  2021-01-11 13:01   ` zimoun
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2020-12-18 20:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: buen ouanq, Mathieu Othacehe; +Cc: 27794

Hi,

On Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at 16:22, buen ouanq <buenouanq@gmail.com> wrote:
> It was recommended in the IRC room that I send this email.  I
> struggled all yesterday failing to get GRUB (and thus GuixSD) to
> install in ways that I was positive had worked before.  Turns out the
> installation USB had booted UEFI rather than BIOS, so it refused to
> install what I understood to be the default (BIOS GRUB), even though I
> had done and partitioned everything correctly, and there were no
> meaningful hints as to why.  It would be nice if there was a little
> note about this in the install guide, something along the lines of,
> `EFI/BIOS detection for GRUB depends on how the installation image was
> booted.' (or whatever it actually does, I'm not sure really).

This bug is very old and had been forgotten.  I do not think it is
relevant anymore.  If it is, could you provide moreinfo.  Otherwise, I
will close it after the usual 3 weeks delay.

<http://issues.guix.gnu.org/issue/27794>


All the best,
simon




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* bug#27794: efi vs bios grub detection
  2020-12-18 20:13 ` zimoun
@ 2021-01-11 13:01   ` zimoun
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2021-01-11 13:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: buen ouanq; +Cc: Mathieu Othacehe, 27794

Hi,

On Fri, 18 Dec 2020 at 21:13, zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at 16:22, buen ouanq <buenouanq@gmail.com> wrote:

>> It was recommended in the IRC room that I send this email.  I
>> struggled all yesterday failing to get GRUB (and thus GuixSD) to
>> install in ways that I was positive had worked before.  Turns out the
>> installation USB had booted UEFI rather than BIOS, so it refused to
>> install what I understood to be the default (BIOS GRUB), even though I
>> had done and partitioned everything correctly, and there were no
>> meaningful hints as to why.  It would be nice if there was a little
>> note about this in the install guide, something along the lines of,
>> `EFI/BIOS detection for GRUB depends on how the installation image was
>> booted.' (or whatever it actually does, I'm not sure really).
>
> This bug is very old and had been forgotten.  I do not think it is
> relevant anymore.  If it is, could you provide moreinfo.  Otherwise, I
> will close it after the usual 3 weeks delay.
>
> <http://issues.guix.gnu.org/issue/27794>

If no moreinfo, I will close this bug in the coming days.


All the best,
simon




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