[arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on a Windows8 UEFI laptop

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Thu May 1 20:11:14 EDT 2014


In these cases, I usually whip out a copy of refind-efi on cd and boot that via uefi. Refind-efi now detects kernels in /boot so it may be able to detect the Arch and Ubuntu kernels. This would allow you to boot the kernels into uefi mode and run efibootmgr.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎5/‎1/‎2014 7:40 PM
To: "General Discussion about Arch Linux" <arch-general at archlinux.org>
Subject: Re: [arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on a Windows8 UEFI laptop

I took a chance, and nothing happened.   I installed gummiboot on /boot,
where the kernel was.  But I didn't move the ubuntu kernel over.

In the end, Windows still booted, and I was able to get back to a boot menu
from there, and boot ubuntu.  Not Arch.  Yet.

Thank you for now.


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01/05/14 06:56 PM, Mark Lee wrote:
> >
> > Salutations,
> >
> > You need to boot into UEFI mode. So when you're loading the Arch Linux
> > ISO, make sure you select to boot into UEFI mode (usually an option in
> > the boot menu)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Mark
> You can do this without being booted into EFI mode, since gummiboot will
> install itself as /boot/EFI/Boot/BOOTX64.EFI and then you can set it up
> properly after the first boot.
> I had to do it this way because my hardware (T530) ran into the EFISTUB
> bug on old kernel versions, including the latest Arch ISO. It's
> completely fixed now at least on this hardware... no issues with dozens
> of 3.14.1/3.14.2 builds or the latest LTS kernel.

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