Ubuntu 16.04 Server new installation can’t get past Grub (Probable UEFI issue)

Attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 Server onto a newly initialised disk. Using UEFI, and a 4.5TB / partition. After installing without issue, on rebooting, the server will not get past Grub.

Hardware:

  • New Supermicro Server
  • Hardware 6 x SSD RAID 5 – 4.5TB Virtual Disk
  • BIOS Fully updated

Installation Steps:

Selection of UEFI Virtual CD which is Ubuntu 16.04 Server. NOTE – I did chose the UEFI Virtual CD rather than the highlighted non UEFI as shown in the screenshot (i realised after i took the screenshot)

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Ubuntu default guided partition layout, non LVM, completely unmodified. Confirmation of partitions, including ESP is present.

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Installation completes without error. After installation, Ubuntu is visible in boot menu:

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System boots into Grub, no matter what option chosen:

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In Grub, from my understanding, the ESP should be mounted at /boot/efi. However, Grub shows errors as below, but can also list / normally, however anything inside / such as /etc has the error, including /boot:

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Grub shows partitions as:

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I am unsure how to proceed from here.

Answer

Try booting with supergrub dvd/cd. It may fix the problem with grub. This has sometimes worked for me in the past. Failing that just reinstall again. The first partition on your disk looks a bit strange. The issue may be related to having a raid of ssd’s. You could try and install without raid and see how you go.

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Source : Link , Question Author : elliotp , Answer Author : Chris McGowan

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