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

Steven Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Sat May 3 23:18:31 EDT 2014

On 05/03/2014 07:56 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> 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 haven't been following this thread very closely, so forgive me if I've 
misunderstood the question.

I have a somewhat similar setup except that I have an older, non-UEFI 

I recently created an Arch installation but I also have three Xubuntu 
installations. The GRUB 2 installation belongs to one of the Xubuntu 
installs. The way I add the Arch installation from Xubuntu is:

* I mount the Arch partition in Xubuntu using the file manager. It gets 
mounted under /media/.

* From a terminal ($ prompt), I enter:

     sudo update-grub

When I reboot, the Arch installation is now visible in GRUB.

Note that this procedure has to be repeated when Xubuntu software 
updates bring in a new kernel, etc., as that runs "update-grub" behind 
the scenes.

I hope that helps.

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