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Old 08-27-2016, 10:05 PM   #1
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systemd boot UEFI

hello, I installed bootctl and i have an issue. I installed an ssd for my windows OS, and when i upgraded, i kept the old hard drive as a slave for space. Not paying attention, the original install(which is now just for file space) was uefi. The new windows ssd is ntfs.

SO i installed bootctl expecting to see my windows partition, but being ntfs and arch being uefi, it won't work.

My question is, can i easily switch from systemd boot to grub or syslinux and have both be detected and bootable? And would that require deleting my boot partition?

1 boot -F32  5G
2 swap
3 root
4 home


1 system reserve 100MB NTFS
2 primary partition.
I have had no issue installing arch standalone in the past, but this is my first attempt at dual booting. I figured it would be good for an all around desktop distro, gaming with wine, web browsing, word processing, etc. and having windows as a fallback just incase.. any help would be appreciated.
Old 08-30-2016, 02:20 AM   #2
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You can use systemd-boot to chainload grub. There's an Arch wiki entry here that might help you.


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