I also recommend rEFInd for a similar reason. It's much simpler to install than grub and it will probably autodetect both Arch and Windows.
On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I never bothered with grub on EFI, especially now that a UEFI boot loader comes bundled into systemd. So why bother installing another one, especially considering that managing grub is way more complex since it handles all the cruft necessary to boot on BIOS that is no longer necessary on EFI?
"bootctl install" will get sd-boot installed and you will only need to check /boot/loader/entries to make sure it detected all Linuxes properly. Windows is auto-detected and does not even need an entry.
Best Regards, Tobias Am 27.08.2015 06:19 schrieb "mick" firstname.lastname@example.org:
On Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:50:19 -0400 Ian email@example.com wrote:
I don't think I have the knowledge to solve your problem, but what is
problem you are having? So far you have just described your partition scheme and that you are stuck somewhere.
Which wiki page are you referring to?
Sorry, was up til 3am try to work it out.
Installation guide and beginners guide and chasing down the links for bootloaders > grub > ...
the final symptom is a failure by grub-install to write x86_64.efi or
from what I've looked at this morning I suspect it may relate to not having mounted the EFI system partition but I've confused myself so much I'm not sure and thought it better to reach out rather than blunder about and do more damage.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 10:17 PM, mick firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've been trying to install archlinux on my Lenovo B50-70 laptop and
stuck installing grub boot loader inconjunction with UEFI.
Either I'm miss understanding the wiki pages on the subject and/or
wiki pages could do with a bit more clarity.
I'm dual booting arch and windows 8.1, previously I had ubuntu 14.04
when I upgraded to 15.04 it got too messed up so I decided to bite
bullet and go with arch.
The disk is currently split into 11 partitions part size code name 1 1 gb 2700 Basic data partion windows or lenovo 2 260mb EF00 EFI system partition 3 1 gb ED01 Basic data partion windows or lenovo 4 128mb 0C01 Microsoft reserved 5 71gb 0700 Basic data partion windows system 6 25gb 0700 Basic data partion windows or lenovo 7 14gb 2700 Basic data partion windows or lenovo 8 153gb 0700 shared NTFS data
9 78gb 8304 Linux / 'root'
10 9 gb 8200 swap 11 108gb 8302 /home
when installing I have only used partitions 9, 10 & 11. partitions 1
were on the disc from the windows pre-install and shrunk to make way
A recent operation is affecting my concentration and comprehension so