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#1 2022-01-12 14:12:42

cwellm
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/boot or /efi?

Hello dear community,

while going through the ArchLinux installation instructions, it is not quite clear to me which should be
the boot partition for UEFI systems (i.e. which mount point it should have on /mnt).

According to
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/instal … le_systems

it should be /mnt/boot ("For UEFI systems, mount the EFI system partition: ...")

whereas here
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/EFI_sy … _partition

it tells that it should be /efi or even /boot/efi.

Which one is correct?

Thanks in advance!

*** Edit ***
Trying to mount to /efi does not work, neither from the USB live installation, nor from arch-chroot /mnt:
Mount point does not exist.

Last edited by cwellm (2022-01-12 14:24:24)

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#2 2022-01-12 14:25:54

Slithery
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Re: /boot or /efi?

The 2nd link in your post gives reasons for when each should be preferred.


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
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#3 2022-01-12 14:27:28

Slithery
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Re: /boot or /efi?

cwellm wrote:

Trying to mount to /efi does not work, neither from the USB live installation, nor from arch-chroot /mnt:
Mount point does not exist.

You need to create it first, as stated in the Installation Guide.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Instal … le_systems


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
Closing -- for deletion; Banning -- for muppetry. - jasonwryan

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#4 2022-01-13 19:16:10

malta
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Re: /boot or /efi?

create and mount efi inside boot and you'll be fine
first you need to create it with:

# mkdir /mnt/boot
# mkdir /mnt/boot/efi

then mount it with:

# mount /dev/sdxx /mnt/boot
# mount /dev/sdxx /mnt/boot/efi

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