[arch-general] New Installation
chetw at zuzax.com
Sun Feb 16 16:39:33 EST 2014
It is unrelated to filesystem partitions. It is just a special area for
GRUB to store things. It doesnt have a mountpoint. Did you create that
in addition to your /, /boot and swap?
On 02/16/14 13:23, Toyam Cox wrote:
> I already created everything else, including a /boot right there.....
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM, Chester Wisniewski <chetw at zuzax.com> wrote:
>> Hi Toyam,
>> You need to create a special partition to install GRUB2 on GPT without
>> UEFI. See the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/
>> Create a 1 MB partition, mark it type ef02 (in gdisk) and do not format
>> it. When you run grub-install it will then copy some image files there
>> required for GPT booting when UEFI isn't present. The wiki walks you
>> through the details, don't worry about the 1007KB part and errors about
>> partition alignment, just make a 1 meg partition right at the front of the
>> disk and it will work fine.
>> On 02/16/14 13:06, Toyam Cox wrote:
>>> Hey folks,
>>> I mostly use Gentoo but I'm installing Arch on my laptop, so hello!
>>> I'm installing GRUB, an I'm getting an error:
>>> grub-install: waring: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot
>>> Partition; embedding won't be possible.
>>> Then Grub refuses to go ahead with blocklists.
>>> Any thoughts? It isn't a UEFI computer... it's a netbook.
>>> Thank you!
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