[arch-general] Installing Archlinux alongside Ubuntu on aWindows8 UEFI laptop
Alan E. Davis
lngndvs at gmail.com
Sat May 3 22:56:25 EDT 2014
This is an interesting suggestion:
On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 7:55 AM, Delcypher <delcypher at gmail.com> wrote:
> dy installed Ubuntu successfully you probably
> have a working boot manager from that install. So why not just use
> that to boot into Arch Linux? I think Ubuntu uses GRUB2 so you can
> have Ubuntu regenerate the menu entries and hopefully it would detect
> Arch Linux on its own. If not you'll have to look up how to add the
> menu entries manually.
I tried several times, without any change to the boot menu. The SDD device
(perhaps a specific part) and also a "windows boot manager" are items in
a menu when rebooting with Advanced Startup from Windows.
The steps I used were:
- Ran grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
- changed the permissions of that file to +w
- re-ran grub-mkconfig
Each time I ran this, it saw the Arch partition. And each time I
booted, this was not found in the grub menu at boot time. It was shown as
a grub 2.x ...
I am reluctant to try to reinstall grub2 as I don't know how it was
installed before. Maybe there is a clue in the partition table.
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