Configuring uefi boot

CSCI Technician tech at
Tue Nov 26 01:53:24 CET 2019


I continue to work through getting Debian Buster deployed to new 
hardware... I'm now trying to get it configured so the target uses uefi 
to boot.  I've managed to get most of it but I'm missing something.

In Shell.log I'm seeing this:
=====   shell: GRUB_EFI/10-setup   =====
ainsl: appending to /target/etc/default/grub: GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=true
grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/ doesn't exist. 
Please specify --target or --directory.
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-6-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.19.0-6-amd64
GRUB_EFI/10-setup    FAILED with exit code 1.

The related classes defined are GRUB and GRUB_EFI.  GRUB_PC is not 
defined.  What I'm not sure how to fix is to get grub-install to realize 
this is an efi and not a bios install so that it should be using the efi 
path instead of the i386-pc path.

I see that grub-efi in installed and not any grub-pc related package.

any insight into what I'm missing or what to look for would be appreciated.


Merlin Hansen
Department of Computing Science
Vancouver Island University
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Nanaimo BC  V9R 5S5
250-753-3245 x 2321
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