[arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Thu May 1 18:30:48 EDT 2014

On 01/05/14 06:20 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> 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
> FS#33745<https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/33745>,
> you should use a boot loader which does not use EFISTUB, like
> GRUB<https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB>,
> Syslinux <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Syslinux> or
> ELILO<https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bootloaders#ELILO>
> .
> Would grub work, using this, or a similar, approach?

gummiboot is far less complex than grub, so I'm not sure where you're
getting that from. The kernel's EFISTUB handling doesn't work on all
hardware, but it will most likely work fine for you. The whole point of
EFISTUB is that it's simpler/faster than the legacy way of doing it.

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