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[Bug 1213119] Re: "You need to load the kernel first" when trying select any option from grub list when using EFI


Please attach your /boot/grub/grub.cfg file that causes this error.

** Project changed: linux => linux (Ubuntu)

** Project changed: ubiquity => ubiquity (Ubuntu)

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** No longer affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: grub2 (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  "You need to load the kernel first" when trying select any option from
  grub list when using EFI

Status in “grub2” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  This affects Precise, Quantal and Raring on ga a75 ud4h  hardware.  This is not a Secure Boot capable system .  
  Trying to install using EFI mode when Windows installed using GPT already.
   EFI has to be switched off to allow installer or live session to run.  Both default and fallback installers not working when EFI is on. No options from grub list boot - get "can not read cd0/files" and "You need to load the kernel first" errors.  

  Have asked this http://askubuntu.com/q/208405/102029 question and
  tried to list some observations at

  After installing using the workaround of switching EFI off and then
  creating grub_bios partition to allow installtion bios mode. Then
  installing of grub-efi needs other modification to existing boot
  loader for Ubuntu to boot.  This is due to firmware hardcoding by
  vendors.  Boot-Repair fixes things to get going but through time
  system deteriorates and becomes unrecoverable or bootable due to
  mountall errors.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  Package: grub-efi (not installed)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.29-generic 3.8.8
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CasperVersion: 1.331
  Date: Fri Aug 16 15:09:38 2013
  LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: grub2
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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