[arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on aWindows8 UEFI laptop
mark at markelee.com
Thu May 1 21:18:47 EDT 2014
If you set up your efistub correctly, you will be able to boot Arch or Windows using the Uefi boot manager, same system as how you get the option to boot off a USB stick. UEFI removes the needs for boot managers.
From: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs at gmail.com>
Sent: 5/1/2014 9:09 PM
To: "General Discussion about Arch Linux" <arch-general at archlinux.org>
Subject: Re: [arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on aWindows8 UEFI laptop
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.)
On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Mark Lee <mark at markelee.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > On 01/05/14 07:40 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> > > I took a chance, and nothing happened. I installed gummiboot on
> > > 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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