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

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Thu May 1 18:54:40 EDT 2014

I am now walking through the install step by step.   Initially, it is
suggested (in the Beginner's Guide) to test whether efivars is mounted.  I

mount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars

And got this message:

mount: mount point /sys.....efivars does not exist.

I don't knolw whether this is good or bad news.
 I tested for UEFI in Windows.  The result was positive.

This is kind of what I mean, that there are so
many shades and variations.

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Alan E. Davis <lngndvs at gmail.com> wrote:

> What is the "EFISTUB  bug"?
> Alan
> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Alan E. Davis <lngndvs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm staying tuned.
>> Alan
>> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Delcypher <delcypher at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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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