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#1 2022-04-19 20:01:19

Eysse
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New disk won't boot

So recently I have gotten a new NVME drive and I wanted to move my current installation to this drive.
I started by copying all files, which completed succesfully (I used the copying feature of balena etcher)
However, I don't have a hack of an idea how to connect this new installation to GRUB. I have been searching for some time now but can't seem to figure it out.

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#2 2022-04-19 20:06:03

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Re: New disk won't boot

Bios or uEFI?


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#3 2022-04-19 20:10:28

Eysse
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Re: New disk won't boot

IDK exactly what you mean, those are very different things I thought, but all my drives are UEFI.

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#4 2022-04-19 20:55:26

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Re: New disk won't boot

Eysse wrote:

...but all my drives are UEFI.

That makes absolutely no sense - there's no such thing as a UEFI drive...
Your actual PC uses either BIOS firmware or UEFI firmware to boot.

How did you manage to install Arch if you don't know the difference? You would have had to know this to configure your system in the first place.


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#5 2022-04-19 21:08:35

Eysse
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Re: New disk won't boot

Ohh, guess I forgot. How do I find out?

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#6 2022-04-19 21:27:15

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Re: New disk won't boot

Eysse wrote:

Ohh, guess I forgot. How do I find out?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/instal … _boot_mode


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#7 2022-04-20 04:52:36

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Re: New disk won't boot

Eysse wrote:

Ohh, guess I forgot. How do I find out?

Run this via installation drive

ls /sys/firmware/efi/efivars

If it outputs

ls: cannot access '/sys/firmware/efi/efivars': No such file or directory

That means you have to disable Legacy Boot option at your UEFI Setup menu (usually hold DELETE or ESC or F12 while booting)

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#8 2022-04-21 19:37:09

Eysse
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Re: New disk won't boot

Sorry for it taking long, it's UEFI!

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#9 2022-04-22 00:21:12

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#10 2022-04-22 01:07:07

ewaller
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Re: New disk won't boot

You say "connect to grub"

I presume grub was installed to an EFI partition of your old disk.  Have you created an EFI partition in vfat format on your new disk and did you install grub on it?
What is the output of efibootmgr -v
And of lsblk -o +uuid


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