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#1 2017-05-29 08:35:36

Registered: 2016-09-29
Posts: 5

UEFI/GPT post-installation issues with multi-OS booting.

Using arch-anywhere-2.2.7-2-x86_64.iso, bare-netal install:

System: (uefi) Desktop
Note: SecureBoot=Disabled, and FastStartup and Hibernation are also both disabled in Win10.

System:    Host: arch-anywhere Kernel: 4.11.2-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: 970A-UD3P v: x.x UEFI: American Megatrends v: FC date: 02/26/2016
CPU:       Hexa core AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 1400 MHz 5: 1400 MHz 6: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde PRO [Radeon HD 7750/8740 / R7 250E]
           Display Server: 1.19.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting)
           tty size: 158x30 Advanced Data: N/A for root out of X
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.11.2-1-ARCH
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 5008.9GB (0.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST3000DM001 size: 3000.6GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST32000641AS size: 2000.4GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 7.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 79G used: 2.8G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Info:      Processes: 146 Uptime: 1:05 Memory: 624.3/16018.0MB Init: systemd Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8 


Errors: A couple anomolies and issues:

1./ during the software selection parts I would see this error: "Could not register ... database"  <- it would flash by the screen.?
    I couldn't find it in the logs.

2./  uefi/gpt post-install:
/dev/sda2 = /boot/efi = boot,esp.EFI,vfat  partition, mounted with the unformatted/Do Not Format option.
/dev/sda5 = unformatted shared swap
/dev/sda7 = "/" formated -> ext4 root filesystem for arch-anywhere.

# lsblk
sda      8:0    0   1.8T  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   450M  0 part 
├─sda2   8:2    0   100M  0 part /boot/efi
├─sda3   8:3    0    16M  0 part 
├─sda4   8:4    0 994.6G  0 part 
├─sda5   8:5    0  14.9G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sda6   8:6    0 670.5G  0 part           <- "/" for LM18.1  
└─sda7   8:7    0    80G  0 part /          <- "/" Arch-Anywhere

Prior to above arch-anywhere uefi installation, I had my default boot labels within [F12] uefi where I could boot either Win10, or LM 18.1.
But after successfully installing AA, it created a "boot" option/label in my uefi, BUT, -it wiped out all my other uefi boot labels. ?!
which now prevents me from selecting the OS to boot from [f12] uefi, except for AA.

Anyway, the only quick solution was to do a:

efibootmgr --create --disk /dev/sda --part 2 --loader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi --label "Win10"
efibootmgr --create --disk /dev/sda --part 2 --loader /EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi --label "Mint18.1"

It seems a hassle to have to re-create these, especially when Other Arch distro's,..., do not create this havoc.
Most disto's and Windows tend to use "/boot/efi" mountpoint as default, for grub, although systemd-boot does use "/boot" only, but I'm only using Grub here.  Hopefully this issue will be fixed in AA.

Anyway, other than 1./, and 2./ above, AA boots, installs and runs ok.

Last edited by scjet (2017-05-29 09:05:55)


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