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

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Thu May 1 20:23:41 EDT 2014

Then I stand corrected.  Thank you for pointing this out.

FOr me, the simpler the better.   I'll try to deal with it, though.


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01/05/14 08:06 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> > I don't understand what is the entry, or fallback entry, or "run the
> > entry."   I'm sorry.
> >
> > I'm going to try again later.  In fact, I may take the undesireable step
> of
> > installing from Manjaro or whatever is the shortcut way to install Arch
> > Linux these days.
> >
> > On the one hand, I don't care to learn about what's Micro$oft's latest
> > tortuous trick it has played on the users; and on the other hand, I do
> > value to learn the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux.
> >
> > Thank you very much.  I am willing to give it one more try.  I might even
> > try to install grub in a partition, as apparently is what Ubuntu has
> > done.
> (U)EFI was created by Intel replace legacy BIOS, it had nothing to do
> with Microsoft. AFAIK, OS X adopted it long before Windows. I'm not sure
> why you keep mentioning Microsoft over and over.
> Arch has great UEFI support and it results in a significant improvement
> in boot time compared to legacy BIOS booting. The gummiboot loader is a
> huge simplication over grub, so there's not much to complain about there
> either.

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