On Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:24:02 +0530 Mohammed Sadiq <sa...@sadiqpk.org> wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: important
> Debian testing installation (From DVD-1) fails at Partitioning:
> The following error is reported:
> The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI1(0, 0, 0),
partition #2 (sda) at /boot/efi failed.
> You may resume partitioning from the partitioning menu.
> Do you want to resume partitioning?
> <Go Back> <Yes> <No>
> (Above log may contain typos, sorry.)
> If I select <No> Installer yells at me saying "An installation step
failed...." and Aborts.
> When I try to mount /dev/sda2 manually (mount /dev/sda2 /mnt). It says
"... failed. Invalid argument".
> /dev/sda2 is shown as 'EFI System Partition' in Partition lists of the
> So probably the vfat module for mount is missing (or not loaded by
default) in installer, which should be.
> The system is booted with EFI mode enabled (and secure boot disabled).
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: stretch/sid
> APT prefers testing
> APT policy: (500, 'testing')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
I faced the same problem yesterday. In addition to what Mohammed mentioned,
I also saw messages about the installer trying to use `stat` which is not
Maybe this helps.