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

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Sat May 3 23:42:40 EDT 2014

In fact, in the partition table I have referenced above, the partition
preceding the Ubuntu / partition, has a "bios_grub" flag set, and it is
about 1 MB in length.

On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 7:56 PM, Alan E. Davis <lngndvs at gmail.com> 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 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.
> Alan

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