Bug 21293 - Installer allows upgrade of UEFI system when booted in PC-BIOS mode
Summary: Installer allows upgrade of UEFI system when booted in PC-BIOS mode
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High enhancement
Target Milestone: Mageia 7
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-07-19 13:19 CEST by Barry Jackson
Modified: 2020-09-19 18:09 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Source RPM: drakx-installer-stage1
Status comment:


Description Barry Jackson 2017-07-19 13:19:46 CEST
Description of problem:
If a user with an existing Mageia system installed in UEFI mode accidentally boots the install media in PC-BIOS mode to do an upgrade, then the upgrade will continue without warning.

This is an easy mistake especially when an inserted bootable disk is launched automatically on power-up.

It would be good if the installer could detect and warn/advise about this situation before continuing with the upgrade.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Rémi Verschelde 2017-07-19 13:37:58 CEST

Priority: Normal => High
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 7

Marja Van Waes 2017-07-21 21:03:07 CEST

Assignee: bugsquad => mageiatools
CC: (none) => marja11

Comment 1 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-09-19 18:09:13 CEST
This is High priority bug for a good reason.

Making Mageia even better than ever is best direction.
In order to do right thing, this bug should be examined and fixed as soon as possible.

Packagers, please make the status to Assigned when you are working on this.
Feel free to reassign the bug if bad-triaged. Also, if bug is old, please close it.

On October 1st 2020, we will drop priority to normal.

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