[arch-general] Install Archlinux on HP Elitebook
florijanh at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 09:04:23 UTC 2017
i also would say systemd-boot should be used with uefi:
1. make sure you have bootable image with *UEFI* ArchLinux Image and the *EFI
partition* must be available (
2. as mentioned in the wiki you need to have the latestHP firmware (
3. install systemd-boot (
4. you need to manually add a new EFI Boot entry in your BIOS pointing to
the boot loader file (from Step 3) (
2017-12-21 9:31 GMT+01:00 Marcel Hoppe via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org>:
> Have you tried arch with systemd-boot instead of grub2? (I always use
> systemd-boot since a while😉)
> Gesendet von meinem Smartphone
> Am 21.12.2017 09:28 schrieb <news at contrepoison.ch>:
> > 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
> >>> 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 :
> >  Archlinux : not able to boot.
> >  Obarun : not able to boot. Yet this distro uses syslinux, not grub...
> >  OpenSuze : not able to boot. David : maybe a difference between Leap
> > 42.2 and 42.3 ?
> >  Debian : not able to boot. I tried Debian and Subgraph.
> >  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
> > was unable to boot with an Easy2Boot stick with imgPTN image and so one.
> > Tom
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