[arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on aWindows8 UEFI laptop

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Fri May 2 11:59:19 EDT 2014

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On 05/02/2014 12:17 AM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> I am boot the arch May 1 2014 iso off of a usb flash drive.
> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info> wrote:
>> On 2014-05-01 20:18, Mark Lee wrote:
>>> Salutations,
>>> 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.
>>> Regards,
>>> Man k
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> 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.)
>>> 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).
>> Would you stop breaking the thread? This is the third time you've broken
>> this thread alone.
>> Not to mention top posting, but I'm not sure if there's a policy on that
>> here.


The last time I checked, I had issues with booting UEFI Arch Linux iso
off a usb stick. Try a cd if you can.

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