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

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Thu May 1 20:25:06 EDT 2014


Okay. Try starting ove again. Boot into the arch iso using uefi boot (preferably but not necessary). Then set up your partitions (root, home). For boot, mount the windows EFI system partition as /boot. Then install the system. You won't need to install grub or gummiboot since you can boot the efistub directly. I would create a folder in /boot named "arch". I would then copy the *.img from /boot to /boot/arch and rename the vmlinuz-Linux to vmlinuz-linux.efi. If you booted into uefi mode from the Arch iso, you should be able to run efibootmgr. Run efibootmgr to see what entries you have (you should at least have the windows entry). Then type something like this : efibootmgr -d <efi disk id ( probably /dev/sda) -p <parition # (probably 1> -L "Arch Linux UEFI" -l /arch/vmlinux-Linux.efi -u "root=<location of root> initramfs=/arch/initramfs.img rw quiet" -w. You should be able to reboot if all went well and you will boot into Arch Linux.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎5/‎1/‎2014 8:07 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 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

Thank you again,

Alan Davis

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01/05/14 07:40 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Alan
> You need to explicitly run the entry (if you had the EFI stuff mounted)
> or the fallback entry (if you didn't).

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