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

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Thu May 1 21:09:02 EDT 2014

I have never seen an option to boot the Arch iso using eufi boot.

I may not have said that I want to dual boot.  I do need to do so.  If I
boot directly back into Arch, will there be an option do dual boot?
(Actually triple boot for the time being.)

Alan Davis

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Mark Lee <mark at markelee.com> wrote:

> Salutations,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Mark
> -----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
> done.
> 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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