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#1 DeimosChaos

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:18 AM

I am having the hardest time getting grub to install with Arch (I am using the zen installer to install Arch).

 

I do have UEFI turned on, which I am thinking I may try it off tonight and install Arch, see if I have better results. Anyway I went in and tried to manually install grub, but had no luck. I then booted Ubuntu on a flash drive and tried to repair it with boot-repair, but also had no luck. Figured I would post my log for boot-repair and see if anyone has any thoughts on why it doesn't want to install correctly. I'm pretty sure it has to do with UEFI...

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

I have never tried to dual boot Arch and Windows or used Zen installer, so cant help you.

 

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dual_boot_with_Windows

 

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=231310


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

Thanks for the links Nick.

 

I just tried turning off UEFI (and I also checked fast boot on W10.. which was turned on... thought it was off) and giving it another go. Didn't make any difference. My PC won't even boot if UEFI is turned off. Arch just might be a no go on this laptop for some reason. I would like to get a laptop that is literally just a Linux.. but I have enough hardware as it is and really don't need to be spending 700 bucks on another laptop.  :P

 

I'll have to continue messing with it and see if I can get it installed correctly. I think I was almost there last night... but it was 1:30 AM and I had to be at work in later on in the morning so it was time for bed.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

Im am going to try dual booting Win 10 and Arch following this tutorial,

 

 

 

 

whats the worst that can happen?



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

Let me know if it works for you. Worst that would happen is you have to put a new Linux distro on there. :)


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

Im am going to try dual booting Win 10 and Arch following this tutorial,

 

whats the worst that can happen?

You get a computer with Windows 10 on it.  :)



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:06 PM

Now I am afraid :hysterical:






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