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Old 12-04-2018, 05:26 AM   #16
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post the output of
Code:
parted -l
 
Old 12-06-2018, 05:17 AM   #17
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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 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide and double-check every step twice.

In my case, I hadn't seen the innocent-looking remark
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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 https://www.happyassassin.net/2014/0...lly-work-then/.

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

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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.
 
Old 12-26-2018, 01:43 PM   #19
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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 https://remoteshell.io/blog/guide-in...ch-linux-uefi/
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.
 
Old 12-29-2018, 05:18 AM   #20
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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
    Code:
    mount /dev/sdXY /mnt/
  2. mkdir efi in /mnt/boot/efi
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/boot/efi
  3. mounted my efi partition in /mnt/boot/efi
    Code:
    mount /dev/sdXY /mnt/boot/efi
  4. Code:
    arch-chroot /mnt
  5. * set up your things *
  6. install grub
    Code:
    grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=GRUB

Hope that could be helpful to you!

Last edited by C3n21; 12-29-2018 at 05:22 AM.
 
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.

Cheers.
 
  


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