I wanted to rebuild my Arch box using EFI only, but when I boot the ISO all I see is:
Press ESC in X seconds to skip startup.nsh or any other key to continue.
2.0 Shell >
Whether I skip it startup.nsh or not, I get the same result.
I've cruised all the EFI documentation, and I was expecting to see gummiboot or at least something that would start the Arch ISO.
I thought maybe it was motherboard, but I get the same thing through Virtualbox and using both the ISO as a CD, or writing it to a USB disk.
Any help appreciated.
You must have renamed some older iso by mistake. The newer iso does not use UEFI Shell, instead it uses gummiboot and by default directly boots the kernel, so technically you shouldn't see any menu unless you press space bar during the timeout which i think is 3 or 5 seconds. Another user has confirmed that the iso boots using gummiboot at https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=150277 .
I've found that I do get an EFI shell on the current ISO if I'm on a 32-bit EFI. That isn't surprising to me as the ISO must be using a 64-bit gummiboot.
Can't explain it, but I can confirm with ataraxia that trying it on a 32-bit Virtualbox VM, I brings up the shell. 64-bit VM in Virtualbox worked, so I went back to my hardware.
I managed to get around it using a rEFInd CD with the Arch install ISO written on to my USB stick. The archiso boot menu was detected by rEFInd and worked right away, with gummiboot appearing.
I experience the exactly same issue when booting on Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT in UEFI mode from DVD.
Same behavior for me...I just type exit on the shell and the arch iso as boot after that and I manage to install arch linux normally.
Last edited by Chuck Arch Linux (2012-10-28 14:23:00)
Exiting the EFI shell also means not installing Arch with EFI bootloader.
When in shell type 'startup' you're install should start now;)
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