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#1 2021-11-01 00:48:24

HaduokiBlue
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Boot folder empty

Recently installed arch and everything was going fine. Installed refind and installed the refind-minimal theme. The installation went fine except for the theme not working. When i went to try and fix the theme i noticed that the entire boot folder where i installed refind is entirely empty. Refind still works as it should but i can't see anything in the boot folder.

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#2 2021-11-01 00:53:33

Trilby
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Re: Boot folder empty

I'd guess you have a boot partition that is not being mounted.  Please post your /etc/fstab and the output of `lsblk` each in code tags.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#3 2021-11-01 00:57:44

HaduokiBlue
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Re: Boot folder empty

lsblk
NAME        MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS
sda           8:0    0 223.6G  0 disk 
|-sda1        8:1    0   512M  0 part 
`-sda2        8:2    0 223.1G  0 part /
nvme1n1     259:0    0 931.5G  0 disk 
`-nvme1n1p1 259:8    0 931.5G  0 part 
nvme0n1     259:1    0 931.5G  0 disk 
|-nvme0n1p1 259:2    0   100M  0 part 
|-nvme0n1p2 259:3    0     1M  0 part 
|-nvme0n1p3 259:4    0    15M  0 part 
|-nvme0n1p4 259:5    0 120.4G  0 part 
|-nvme0n1p5 259:6    0 810.5G  0 part 
`-nvme0n1p6 259:7    0   507M  0 part
# Static information about the filesystems.
# See fstab(5) for details.

# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

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#4 2021-11-01 01:22:08

Ammako
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Re: Boot folder empty

How did you install arch linux? Manually listing /tmp in fstab hasn't been a thing in like, forever. and if you installed as per the guide, you would have been using genfstab to generate proper fstab entries for /boot, among others.

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#5 2021-11-01 01:32:22

HaduokiBlue
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Re: Boot folder empty

Used the archinstall command because I didnt wan't to go through a manual install once more. Guessing that's what's causing some trouble then. The thing is it worked as it should until i tried installing refind and the theme for it.

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#6 2021-11-01 01:42:26

HaduokiBlue
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Re: Boot folder empty

Do you think it's worth trying to fix or should i just do another traditional install and just stay away from the archinstall command altogether?

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#7 2021-11-01 01:45:35

Trilby
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Re: Boot folder empty

There is a separate subforum here for that installer.  I'll report this asking a moderator to move it so those with knowledge of the installer can help.  Though - despite no experience with it and a significant distaste for it - I find it hard to believe that the automated installer would leave you with such an inadequate / inappropriate fstab.  I suspect something else is at play here.

But on the main topic, I'd guess sda1 is your boot partition.  Given that it is not mounted in your booted system, it should not be surprising that the /boot/ directory is empty.  If this distinction is not clear to you, and you are not clear on the steps to fix it, then you probably shouldn't be using any automated installer and you should start over and configure a system you understand and control.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#8 2021-11-01 01:51:23

HaduokiBlue
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Re: Boot folder empty

Thanks for your help. Guess that's what I get for trying to save time. Will probably reinstall properly tomorrow.

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#9 2021-11-01 01:58:41

HalosGhost
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Re: Boot folder empty

Moving to guided installer.

All the best,

-HG

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