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#1 2020-11-29 16:36:48

Bestinbest
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[SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

Hello,

I am currently trying to install archlinux on a computer I have. I follow the steps on https://wiki.archlinux.fr/Installation# … .C3.A9_USB and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide (I know it is the same thing but each one says things that the other doesn't).
I have completed everything good i think, i had no errors while following the steps. Now I am trying to install the bootloader. When I type :

bootctl --path=/boot/efi install

(I have to tell him the path because I had a previous problem where the installation was hanging),
I have first the message :

File system "/boot/efi" is not a FAT EFI System Partition (ESP) file system.

I knew I had formated under FAT32 so i did a quick lsblk, and all the partitions were not mounted, except the swap that was activated!
So I remounted them and I entred the command again.

Now here is my problem, I have a total unknown error to me, some help on the meaning of it and the way to solve it would be really appreciated:

File system "/dev/black/8:1" has wrong type for an EFI System Partition (ESP).

Good wishes

Last edited by Bestinbest (2020-11-29 18:35:46)

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#2 2020-11-29 16:52:58

tucuxi
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Registered: 2020-03-08
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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

When you created the EFI partition, did you select  type "EFI System"?

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#3 2020-11-29 17:18:24

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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

What do you mean by creating the partition? I have a sda1 partition i have formated with fat32, if it is what you are saying...

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#4 2020-11-29 17:24:15

tucuxi
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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

As a minimum, you need a root partition (which should NOT be formatted with a FAT32 file system) and an EFI partition. See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … _the_disks.

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#5 2020-11-29 17:37:37

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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

I don't understand, i have the sda1, for /boot/efi , in fat32, the sda2 for the swap, a sda3 for my /home and the sda4 is the / , both in ext4. Is it correct to format the /boot/efi partition with fat32? and if no, please tell me which type of format i should use

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#6 2020-11-29 18:17:32

GeorgeJP
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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

type

sudo fdisk -l

and verify, that partition type is 'EFI System'

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#7 2020-11-29 18:23:09

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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

You are right, it says Linux filesystem. should I restart the installation from the scratch? And how can I format as a EFI system?

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#8 2020-11-29 18:30:53

GeorgeJP
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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

Delete and recreate partition should be enough.
Formating - FAT32
rerun bootctl install

Remark: read Installation guide on archlinux.org, French site can be outdated...

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#9 2020-11-29 18:34:56

Bestinbest
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Re: [SOLVED]bootctl install wrong type for an efi partition

Ok thank you, i sure will now.

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