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#1 2022-03-03 20:07:35

NixerX
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Registered: 2022-03-03
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UEFI installation problem

Hello,
    After following several videos I'm not having success getting my Inspiron 5558 to boot into arch with UEFI.  Its obviously something I'm missing that I'm failing to realize.  Perhaps some of you here have some pointers. The install goes great  with no errors. When I reboot it just goes to the "Dell Support Assist" 

What are some things I may have overlooked? It would be awesome to rescue the existing install but I'm down to do it over as I enjoy this stuff....but I would like to get it up and running and understand where I messed up!

FWIW, I'm not new to Linux and I have had success installing Arch in the past in Legacy boot mode.

Cheers,
-nX

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#2 2022-03-03 20:41:09

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 16,718

Re: UEFI installation problem

Welcome to the boards

How exactly, post the commands if possible, have you tried setting up the UEFI boot (chosen bootloader, commands involved etc)? From a live disk, mount all partitions like you think they should be, chroot into the system and then post

lsblk -f
ls $esp #Where esp is to be replaced with the mount point of the EFI system partition
ls /boot
efibootmgr -uv

post these in code tags or via a pastebin https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_o … n_services

Last edited by V1del (2022-03-03 20:41:43)

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#3 2022-03-03 20:42:03

Head_on_a_Stick
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Registered: 2014-02-20
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Re: UEFI installation problem

NixerX wrote:

After following several videos [...] Perhaps some of you here have some pointers.

Follow the official installation guide instead. All other "guides" are either error-ridden, outdated or both.

NixerX wrote:

What are some things I may have overlooked?

Is SecureBoot disabled?

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#4 2022-03-03 21:10:11

V1del
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Re: UEFI installation problem

Oh whoops missed the video part, yes youtube videos are not supported, follow/use the installation guide.

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#5 2022-03-03 22:06:30

NixerX
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Re: UEFI installation problem

Ok. I will redo the install by this link: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/installation_guide

It doesn't seem clear on some points. Ill check back shortly!

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#6 2022-03-03 22:12:19

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: UEFI installation problem

NixerX wrote:

It doesn't seem clear on some points

You need to follow the links to gain a full understanding. Post back if you need any specific clarifications.

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#7 2022-03-06 07:57:30

IzzyGiessen
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Registered: 2020-02-29
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Re: UEFI installation problem

Some PC's are looking for the .efi file in a specific location causing it to be unable to find the default grub efi file. To fix this (if you use Grub), use this command to install Grub:
`grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=esp --removable`

Where "esp" is where you mounted your EFI System partition (e.g. /boot/efi).

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/GRUB#Installation_2

Last edited by IzzyGiessen (2022-03-06 07:58:34)

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#8 2022-03-10 23:22:29

BrianDMS
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From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Registered: 2022-03-10
Posts: 11

Re: UEFI installation problem

Is secure boot disabled? It's a UEFI exclusive feature so it could be the source of the issue since it's not supported on Arch by default.
Which bootloader do you use? I recommend using systemd-boot instead of grub, it's much simpler and in my experience much less prone to any breakage.
If you're sure you set up everything else correctly, it's very likely that it's the issue described by Izzy, never encountered it myself.


alias ffs='sudo $(fc -ln -1)'

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