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[Bug 1286388] Re: changes to the boot order made via efibootmgr are not sticking


This seems to be the relevant error:

[  760.222181] efivars: DataSize & Attributes must be valid!
Can't access efivars filesystem at /sys/firmware/efi/efivars, aborting

** Also affects: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  changes to the boot order made via efibootmgr are not sticking

Status in “grub2” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta on my HP Elitebook Folio laptop. Fresh
  install, complete hard disk formatted. After successful installation I
  rebooted. The system tells me I am missing the OS. Then from BIOS menu
  F9 I could manually boot via EFI and got the system working. However I
  could not change bios settings such that the system would boot
  automatically via UEFI. After long trial and error with advice from
  several IRC colleagues I somehow managed to get the system boot via
  BIOS. But it seems that changes that are done to boot order, do not
  stay permanent.

  I was told that my  boot firmware "assumes that a drive without a "boot flag" on any of its primary partitions 
  in its msdos label cannot be booted via BIOS (again, only true with Windows).

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: grub-efi-amd64 (not installed)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-13.33-generic 3.13.5
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-13-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Sat Mar  1 00:10:27 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-28 (0 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140224)
  SourcePackage: grub2
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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