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

Delcypher delcypher at gmail.com
Thu May 1 18:41:18 EDT 2014

On 1 May 2014 23:35, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/05/14 06:28 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
>> After already chrooting, during the Arch installation process, I saw some
>> information that suggested to use a command, as follows:
>> mount -t efivarfs efivarfs     /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
> You don't need to do this, so I'm not sure where you're getting this
> information. Adding an EFI entry is optional since it already installs
> itself as the fallback loader too. You can install an EFI loader without
> being booted via EFI.

It's at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UEFI#Mount_efivarfs

> It's certainly a lot simpler than using grub... you don't seem to want
> it to work so obviously it's not going to work, since you're going out
> of your way to ignore the instructions.

It is unless you're one of the people effected by the EFISTUB bug like
myself. So I'm currently using GRUB2.

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