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#1 2024-03-30 21:21:49

mrdudebro1
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[SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

Hi all,

I've tried this several years ago and I wanted to come back to it largely because I"m stuck at home and sick over the weekend. But anyways, I've followed the install guide https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/installation_guide. But for some reason everytime I reboot at the end and enter bios to try and rearange the boot devices, nothing comes up on the SSD i've installed on.

Any tips? Any specific information that you would like to see to help you gauge what's going on?

thanks,

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#2 2024-03-30 22:07:22

Scimmia
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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

What bootloader/boot manager did you install and how?

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#3 2024-03-30 22:32:13

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

GRUB. I used this guide https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/GRUB. As far as I am aware i just ran this command while chrooted into the new install (arch-chroot /mnt)

    # grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=GRUB

It seemed to run without any errors? "installing for x86_64-efi platform. Installatin finished. No error report."

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#4 2024-03-30 23:01:52

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

After you ran that, the entry shows up in efibootmgr, right? Reboot into the ISO again, does it disappear?

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#5 2024-03-30 23:09:33

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

how do I check if it's in the efibootmgr?

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#6 2024-03-30 23:12:52

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

by running efibootmgr and reading the output

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#7 2024-03-30 23:36:30

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

Honestly, it doesn't look like the entry disappears, but everytime i reboot back into the iso I have to remount my efi, and root partitions otherwise i can't arch-chroot into the install.

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#8 2024-03-30 23:52:16

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

That is normal. But for GRUB to work you need to also generate it's config after doing the mounting (in the correct order! root to /mnt and the ESP to /mnt/boot and then chroot) and chroot dance with

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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#9 2024-03-31 00:06:42

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

i've run that. and the second time i re-ran it it says, "warning: os-prober will not be exectued to detect other bootable partitions. check GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER documentation entry. adding boot menu entry for UEFI firmware settings... done". rebooting and looking at my motherboards UEFI interface shows that the ssd i've installed to still does not show up.

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#10 2024-03-31 00:55:29

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

Scimmia wrote:

by running efibootmgr and reading the output

You know what. After a closer look at efibootmgr command, it looks like it does disappear. I wasn't sure how to look at it. I have boot order:

0003,0001,0002. and then after running the grub install command it looks like this:

0000,0003,0001,0002

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#11 2024-03-31 13:06:15

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

You can use efibootmgr -uv to get more information about the actual entries including one that should be called GRUB. What mainboard is this? E.g. MSI is notorious for not storing UEFI entries. Try running the grub-install command again, but add --removable to the flags

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#12 2024-03-31 14:04:43

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

V1del wrote:

You can use efibootmgr -uv to get more information about the actual entries including one that should be called GRUB. What mainboard is this? E.g. MSI is notorious for not storing UEFI entries. Try running the grub-install command again, but add --removable to the flags

That's funny. I do have an MSI main board. i ran the command with the --removable flag. Let's give it a shot i guess.

For some reason the GRUB entry has an asterisk next to it.

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#13 2024-03-31 15:42:14

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Re: [SOLVED] After following guide. Cannot find bootable device in

So i found the GRUB boot option in my moterhboards UEFI, however it is failing to boot. It heads back to the uefi after attempting to boot.

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