[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Bug#878040: tails-installer: Creates non-bootable USB sticks on current testing/sid

intrigeri at debian.org intrigeri at debian.org
Mon Oct 9 04:44:47 UTC 2017

Package: tails-installer
Version: 4.4.18+dfsg-1
Severity: serious
Tags: upstream
X-Debbugs-Cc: anonym at riseup.net


Since a recent udisks2 update in Debian testing/sid, Tails Installer
creates USB sticks that are bootable neither with legacy BIOS (because
of the lack of the "legacy BIOS boot" GPT flag) nor with UEFI (because
the system partition has not the ESP type).

A workaround already implemented upstream (not released yet) will fix
UEFI boot; it should be released by mid-November to the latest.

But fixing legacy BIOS boot requires fixes in udisks2 and libblockdev
which have been submitted to the corresponding projects already:

 - https://github.com/storaged-project/udisks/pull/416
 - https://github.com/storaged-project/libblockdev/pull/288

The corresponding Tails upstream bug is:

Stretch is not affected.


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