[arch-general] Install Archlinux on HP Elitebook

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Thu Dec 21 08:27:48 UTC 2017

Le 2017-12-20 15:45, David Rosenstrauch a écrit :
> On 2017-12-20 3:00 am, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> I have struggled with this issue and Arch for a year. The problem is 
>> grub2 on
>> Arch fails to write anything to bytes 0x04 - 0x63 of the mbr, while 
>> other
>> distros don't seem to have that problem.
> More of a workaround than a solution, but I stopped using grub
> altogether once they upgraded to grub2.  (The complexity of the grub2
> config file as compared to the simplicity of the grub-legacy menu.lst
> file is what eventually turned me away.)  I've started using syslinux
> in recent years, and have been quite happy with it.
> HTH,
> DR

Hello everyone,

I have good news ... sort of. After a full reset (OS+BIOS) here is the 
result :
[1] Archlinux : not able to boot.
[2] Obarun : not able to boot. Yet this distro uses syslinux, not 
[3] OpenSuze : not able to boot. David : maybe a difference between Leap 
42.2 and 42.3 ?
[4] Debian : not able to boot. I tried Debian and Subgraph.
[5] Ubuntu : booting and functionnal (as functionnal as Ubuntu can be).

I'll install Ubuntu and see what I can install from there. Archlinux 
with syslinux I guess. Note : all these USB stick were made with dd. 
Even Ubuntu was unable to boot with an Easy2Boot stick with imgPTN image 
and so one.


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