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

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Thu May 1 18:55:40 EDT 2014

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On 05/01/2014 06:50 PM, Daniel Micay wrote:
> On 01/05/14 06:40 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
>> Hello:
>> The BIOS_GRUB partition was installed by Ubuntu, I think, without any help
>> from me.
>> I am trying to understand the next step.
>> I have to reboot into that Arch install, and walk back through it.  When I
>> get to the point of needing a boot manager, I will install gummiboot.  Give
>> it a try.  Thank you.
>> Alan
> All you need is to mount the ESP as /boot (and make sure it continues to
> be mounted that way via fstab) and pacman -S gummiboot && gummiboot
> install. You don't need to worry about mounting anything else or deal
> with EFI entries. Installing gummiboot will take care of setting it up
> as the fallback loader along with making an entry if it can (but it's
> not required).


Just use the Microsoft reserved partition (ESP partition : ef00). Store
your kernel efistub there. Then write to the firmware that you're going
to boot from that EFI partition. There is no need to generate any extra
partitions from the Microsoft boot scheme since EFI booting is cross
platform. An example would be (following your layout scheme) :

1) EFI system partition (Store all kernel efistubs in here)
2) Microsoft reserved part (I think this is Microsoft system recovery stuff)
3) Basic data partition (This should be the windows: C drive)
4) Linux swap  (your disk-paging partition)
5) Arch Linux / (Arch linux root)
6) /home  (your home directory, I'm assuming it's separate because you
want to share with ubuntu)
7) Ubuntu / (Ubuntu root directory)


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