[arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop
Alan E. Davis
lngndvs at gmail.com
Thu May 1 18:20:24 EDT 2014
I see another level of complexity here, in a statement on a page about
Gummiboot on the wiki:
* Warning: *Gummiboot simply provides a boot menu for EFISTUB kernels. In
case you have issues booting EFISTUB kernels like in
you should use a boot loader which does not use EFISTUB, like
Syslinux <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Syslinux> or
Would grub work, using this, or a similar, approach?
On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Alan E. Davis <lngndvs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu's kernel is on the / partition. Would I move it to the ESP
> partition, in that case?
> And I will mount that partition on /mnt/boot ?
> I have never used gummiboot. Since the Arch system is already to go, but
> not yet with a boot management setup, I should manually move that kernel to
> the ESP partition as well?
> Alan Davis
> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On 01/05/14 06:02 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
>> > This looks interesting, and I am tempted to walk into the deep water.
>> > raises some questions.
>> > Will gummiboot or refind also find the Ubuntu partition?
>> You should use the ESP (EFI system partition) to store all of the
>> kernels. The loader (gummiboot) will find the Windows loader along with
>> any kernels on that partition. You really aren't going to want separate
>> boot partitions.
>> > The original partition structure of the machine there were four or five
>> > partitions, and another one popped up in the higher end of the disk. I
>> > stumbled into the install, with the Ubuntu installer, and ended up with
>> > four linux partitions in addition to the Windoze partitions. At some
>> > I used gparted to resize, and this might have been the step that botched
>> > the structure. But in any event, I have three Linux partitions of 50G
>> > each, and a swap partition. Ubuntu is sitting in one of those
>> > I have no idea what is an EFI partition. I have seen instructions,
>> > presumably for those who are wiping the Windows and starting from
>> > to make an EFI partition.
>> > I finally realized why there are so many partitions, and learned to use
>> > gdisk when walking through the Archlinux install.
>> > Here is a some information from the gdisk listing:
>> > Nbr Size Code Name
>> > -----+------------+------+-------------------------
>> > 1 1000.0 MiB 2700
>> > 2 260.0 MiB EF00 EFI system partition
>> > 3 128.0 MiB 0C01 Microsoft reserved part
>> > 4 49.6 GiB 0700 Basic data partition
>> > 5 9.7 GiB 2700 Lenovo (?recovery?)
>> > 6 10.0 GiB 8200 Linux SWAP
>> > 7 49.4 GiB 8300 Archlinux /
>> > 8 58.8 GiB 8300 /home
>> > 9 1024.0 KiB EF02 "bios_grub" (Ubuntu?)
>> > 10 59.8 GiB 8300 UBUNTU /
>> It's the one marked EFI system partition (ESP).
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