I have switched to a new computer and tried to install Beowulf 3.1.0 in a pure-EFI setting.
I have tried installing on a SATA SSD as well as a a m.2 PCIe SSD. Originally, the plan was a dual boot install with Win10 being installed first, however after several failed attempts, I scraped Win10 and went for a Linux-only install.
Installation seems to run smoothly but after reboot grub presents itself without the "graphical" selection menu but instead delivers the line "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported..."
After 5 hours of installing and re-installing I tried installing Debian Buster 10.8 (I understand, Beowulf 3.1.0 is based on 10.8). With debian the installation works out of the box. Also, performing the installation in legacy-mode works
I have found following hints regarding this:
- EFI Partition may be missing or too small: I tried both with guided partitioning and manual partitioning, I created EFI partitions up to 1 gb without success.
- Grub may have to be re-installed: I tried to chroot into the installation and did a grub-install (after mounting the efi-partition). This did not solve the issue
- Grub.cfg may be missing: I compared the grub.cfg from Debian and Devuan. Superficially they look very similar.
Do you have any hints what else to try? Is this a bug in devuan, which is not present in debian?
I have asked this question on the Devuan Mailing List, my impression after posting is, that the list has relatively little activity, so I allowed myself a cross posting, as this is somewhat urgent