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#1 2018-09-02 01:19:02

navtoj
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[SOLVED] Where to mount EFI partition during Arch install?

I'm currently in the process of installing arch for the first time. I already have Windows 10 installed and plan to dualboot Arch.

My planned partition setup:
sda1 - 500M Windows Recovery Partition
sda2 - 100M EFI System (created by windows)
sda3 - 16M Microsoft Reserved
sda4 - 268G Windows 10
sda5 - 198G Arch Linux

I plan on using the existing efi parition for both Arch & Windows and booting using GRUB.

I'm following the wiki guide but I'm not sure whether I should do:
(mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot/efi)
or
(mount /dev/sda2 /mnt /boot/efi)
or
(mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot)
or
(mount /dev/sda2 /mnt /boot)

What is the correct way to do it? What's the difference?

I've read the part about it in the wiki but still don't fully get it.

Last edited by navtoj (2018-09-04 18:57:21)

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#2 2018-09-02 02:08:30

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Re: [SOLVED] Where to mount EFI partition during Arch install?

Please remove the [URGENT] tag from your thread title: it's not. See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … ow_to_post

It is your choice where you mount your ESP. I prefer /mnt/boot because it simplifies things.


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#3 2018-09-02 02:13:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Where to mount EFI partition during Arch install?

Done. Sorry, didn't know about that.

How does /mnt/boot "simplify" things? I don't understand.

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#4 2018-09-02 02:18:39

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Re: [SOLVED] Where to mount EFI partition during Arch install?

The link you posted explains it.

If you want more detail, read this: https://www.happyassassin.net/2014/01/2 … work-then/


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#5 2018-09-03 19:38:52

navtoj
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Re: [SOLVED] Where to mount EFI partition during Arch install?

Okay thanks for the help, I got it now.

I ended up doing the same thing you said.

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#6 2018-09-03 20:31:19

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Re: [SOLVED] Where to mount EFI partition during Arch install?

Please remember to mark your thread as [Solved] by editing your first post and prepending it to the title.


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