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Old 12-04-2018, 05:26 AM   #16
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post the output of
parted -l
Old 12-06-2018, 05:17 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by berndbausch View Post
Now I also have an installation problem. I end up in the UEFI shell rather than booting Archlinux. Just to tell you that you are not alone
It's not THAT challenging if you follow the instructions on and double-check every step twice.

In my case, I hadn't seen the innocent-looking remark
Remember to #Generate the main configuration file after finalizing the configuration.
on the wiki page for Grub. After generating grub.cfg, life is good.

To understand better what EFI is about, I benefitted a lot from

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Old 12-06-2018, 05:52 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by berndbausch View Post
and double-check every step twice.
does that make three or four times in total?

In my case, I hadn't seen the innocent-looking remark
wiki.archlinux is 100% content. people often don't understand this - everything written is written for a reason, every link is there for a reason, and everything that doesn't have any use is removed or rephrased until it does.
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I had some issues with Grub installing Arch UEFI a couple days ago. There are a few more things I needed to do for an UEFI install which complicated the process for me. Went a bit crazy lol
I used this to help me through the process
I also watched a YouTube video as well but I can't seem to find it anymore. The above link gives you all the Grub commands you need though.
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I don't remember if I had your same problem but, when I was installing Arch I forgot to mount the EFI partition in /boot/efi and so grub couldn't do its things properly, and after I did that it went smooth.

To summarize, I:
  1. mounted "/" of the new base system on /mnt
    mount /dev/sdXY /mnt/
  2. mkdir efi in /mnt/boot/efi
    mkdir /mnt/boot/efi
  3. mounted my efi partition in /mnt/boot/efi
    mount /dev/sdXY /mnt/boot/efi
  4. Code:
    arch-chroot /mnt
  5. * set up your things *
  6. install grub
    grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=GRUB

Hope that could be helpful to you!

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Old 01-18-2019, 10:37 AM   #21
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Hello Faire and all,

I am unsure if everyone involved in this thread has a common understanding of the steps required to install GRUB on an Arch UEFI system. Faire, I believe you may have skipped the grub-install step ... I believe that, after some troubleshooting, berndbausch has it right, but for clarity sake, here is a summary of the steps:

1) Install the grub and efibootmgr packages with pacman

2) run the grub-install script (follow the Arch Wiki instructions for UEFI installs)

3) run the grub-mkconfig script (follow the Arch Wiki instructions for UEFI installs)

4) if dual-booting Windows (or any other OS for that matter), make sure the os-prober package is installed with pacman before running grub-mkconfig in step 3.

5) manually check the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file to make sure the menu entries for the different OSes refer to the proper block devices / UUIDs for each OS's partition. If adjustments are required, *do not edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file directly* as changes will not be persistent. See Arch Wiki for files to edit.

That's about it. Anyone requiring further guidance, don't hesitate to ask.



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