When installing Solus on a computer which already has an EFI partition, Solus installer insists on overwriting the current EFI partition and does not provide an option to install the EFI partition on another drive or to a different partition.
Additionally, Solus installer will install the EFI to a different drive than the one targeted for installation, even if the target drive is blank.
I ran into this when installing a second copy of Solus on a new, blank drive -- the Solus installer rewrote my EFI partition and I was no longer able to login to my previously-working OS. The installer does not present other options for EFI installation.
This causes two problems:
- Existing EFI installations are destroyed or corrupted when Solus installs (windows, other linuxes)
- Solus installation breaks if the drive containing the EFI partition is removed, even if Solus install drive is still present
- Solus should never overwrite an existing EFI partition
- When installing "Automatically partition this empty disk and install a fresh copy of Solus.", Solus should install the EFI partition to that drive
- If multiple drives are available, the installer may present an option to select other drives