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#1 2021-03-26 10:15:59

CheeseCrustery
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Registered: 2021-03-26
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What --bootloader-id and --target to use when installing GRUB?

I want to install Arch so I can dual boot with windows 10. In tutorials, I have seen the "grub-install"-command being used with different arguments:

--bootloader-id=grub_uefi
or
--bootloader-id=GRUB

They also use the --target argument:

--target=x86_64-efi

What do these do exactly, and which should I use? They aren't mentioned in the official documentation.

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#2 2021-03-26 12:54:08

andamaru
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Re: What --bootloader-id and --target to use when installing GRUB?

I believe the target refers to what version of bios your motherboard is using, If you're not sure x86-64 is probably the one you want.

If you've got a newer computer like 2012+ your bios has an option called "boot menu", if you were able to boot into the arch installer you probably know what that is. bootloader-id is the label that your bios will display for your arch linux install. On my computer I use --bootloader-id="Arch Linux", so when I open the menu I see any bootable usbs I have attached, my Ubuntu and Windows install and my "Arch Linux" install.

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#3 2021-03-26 12:54:43

piperdan
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Registered: 2020-04-03
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Re: What --bootloader-id and --target to use when installing GRUB?

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#4 2021-05-03 07:01:01

boban_dj
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Re: What --bootloader-id and --target to use when installing GRUB?

also read this when dualbooting with windows 10: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Unifie … boot_order

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#5 2021-05-03 14:27:14

d_fajardo
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Re: What --bootloader-id and --target to use when installing GRUB?

Also I might as well add, there's a whole wiki for dual-booting with Windows:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Dual_boot_with_Windows

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#6 2021-05-05 12:23:15

sergekorol
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Re: What --bootloader-id and --target to use when installing GRUB?

I might want to point out that --bootloader-id= could be anything you want it to be. mine is Archgrub. It only puts a name to it when you use efibootmgr as far as I know.

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